What to visit in Santo Domingo

The capital of the Dominican Republic (Dominican Republic) is visited annually by thousands of tourists from all over the world. The cultural center of the republic is located on an area of more than 100 square kilometers and has accommodated about 2 million local residents on its territory. But what to visit in this capital of one of the hottest countries in the world?

  1. Colonial Zone
    In the heart of the city is the country’s main historical heritage – the colonial zone, in the territory of which you can enjoy several attractions. The list of places to visit includes: Osama Fortress, the Museum of Kings and the city’s Cathedral.
  2. Los Tres Ojos National Park
     In the very vicinity of the capital is the most beautiful natural attraction of the republic – the national park. Many travel agencies offer guided tours of the area. The route necessarily includes a cave with a depth of about 15 meters, on the territory of which there are several underground lakes.  It is better to have clothes with you to change clothes after a walk, as the cave is very humid.
  3. Cathedral
    Built in the 1530s, the cathedral still attracts tourists from all over the world. In this unique building, styles such as Gothic, later Baroque and Plateresco were mixed.
     For about 20 years, there have been no services in the temple, it is open exclusively to tourists who are offered audio guides in different languages ​​along with headphones at the entrance.
  4. National Pantheon
    It is worth visiting the national pantheon of the Republic, in which several significant citizens of the country are laid to rest.
     For several years now, the guard of honor has been constantly working in the building, as well as the eternal flame.
  5. Columbus Lighthouse
    As in any country, in the Dominican Republic there are quite conflicting sights. For example, the lighthouse of Columbus, built in the shape of a cross, causes some locals disgust rather than admiration. Despite this, the lighthouse is still worth visiting, because it is here that the remains of Christopher Columbus are stored
  6. Alcazar de Colon
    What really surprises is the royal residence, dating back to the 16th century. Previously, a magnificent building with dozens of green gardens and parks, has survived to our time only partially. Surprisingly, the building was constructed from corals, even without the use of nails.
  7. Las Damas Street
    A street called Las Damas, or in another way Dam Street, according to legend, was built at the request of the bride Christopher Columbus. It is also believed that for many years women walked along this street to demonstrate new outfits.
     Each street and building of the Dominican Republic is unique in its own way and is worth it to spend your time and explore every corner of this city.