The Colonial Zone - Santo Domingo
The Colonial Zone
The Colonial Zone
or Colonial City is the main
tourist attraction of Santo Domingo. This is the oldest part
of the capital of Dominican Republic, it was built
in the early sixteenth century by Spanish settlers after the discovery
of the island of Hispaniola by Christopher Columbus.
She keeps a historical record of this period with many buildings, homes and monuments that were built throughout the centuries of colonization, most of which can be visited:
- Cathedral Santa Maria
- Alcazar de Colon
- Ozama Fortress
- National Pantheon
- The ruins of the monastery of San Francisco
- Spanish place
- Many colonial houses
With these historic monuments
is a major tourist attraction for travelers and tourists
who come to the Dominican Republic on vacation or for work. It receives
visitors from all over the country and since the opening of the
highway Del Coral, Santo Domingo is just two hours drive from Punta
Cana-Bavaro, giving new life to the Colonial Zone .
Walking through the small streets, sightseeing, stroll, enjoy a drink on the terrace of a cafe is a great time. This part of the capital is not only a historical site, it is also a cultural center, entertainment and recreation. Cultural events are held frequently and sometimes concerts...
The main street of the Colonial Zone is Calle Conde is a pedestrian street that starts from Independence Park to the Ozama River. In this street are many shops of all kinds, though it has lost some of its splendor, this is no longer the main shopping street of the city.
The Colonial City has many
bars, restaurants, nightclubs that make it a place with a vibrant
nightlife. This is not the only place where Santo Domingo nightlife,
the city has much to celebrate as the Malecon
with its luxury hotels and casinos, Venezuela Avenue (La Venez)
where there a series of sports-bars, drinks, clubs... and many other
places, there is (almost) a place where a drink and listen to music
at every corner.
This tourist area of Santo Domingo also has many hotels and aparthotels for tourists, business travelers and businessmen.
Hotels & aparthotels in the Colonial Zone
- Mercure Comercial
- Hostal Nicolas de Ovando
- Hôtel Frances
- Europa Boutique
- Hodelpa Caribe Colonial
- Dona Elvira
- Paseo Colonial
- Condo Parque
- And many others, full list of hotels in the Colonial Zone
Bars & clubs in the Colonial City
- Onno’s bar
- Hard Rock Cafe
- El Conde de Penalba
- Cafe Bellini
- Pat’e Palo
- Meson de Bari
- Museo del Jamon
The Colonial Zone is the historic center of Santo Domingo with a lot to see and do, one day is not enough to explore in depth this part of the capital of the Dominican Republic.