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Visit the oldest city in the New World and the first permanent settlement of Christopher Columbus after his “discovery” of the Americas.
Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1992, Santo Domingo is a city of many novelties in the New World with the first cathedral, paved street, university, hospital, monastery, tavern, etc.
Apart from colonial history, they will visit underground caves used by the Taínos Indians (first inhabitants of the Dominican Republic) and even visit a local market to test your bargaining skills.
With our excursion to Santo Domingo, you will experience the rich history of Santo Domingo and the daily life of the Dominicans in its capital of 3 million inhabitants.
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Our tour begins with the pick-up at your hotel in Punta Cana, where you will board a comfortable air-conditioned bus that will guide you through the oldest city in America, where you will know the most emblematic places, culture and great history behind it. City: Santo Domingo.
You will visit the impressive caves “The Three Eyes” before passing through the largest lighthouse in America built to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the discovery of the island by Christopher Columbus The Columbus Lighthouse.
The morning will be occupied with a walking tour of the Colonial Zone that includes the visit of the main monuments such as the oldest cathedral in America, the Amber Museum, the Alcazar de Colón, the National Pantheon.
Lunch will take place in a famous quaint restaurant in the old city.
The afternoon will be dedicated to shopping on El Conde Street, a commercial pedestrian street where you can walk freely.
Santo Domingo de Guzman, Capital of the Dominican Republic, founded on August 4, 1496 by Bartolomé Colón in the eastern part of the Ozama River, is the first city founded in America. Located on the south coast of the island, washed by the Caribbean Sea.
Its historic center houses the “colonial zone”, it houses more than 300 historical museums. It is a place that deserves to be visited and contemplate its museums and monuments, and its houses built at the time of colonization, there you can observe the first cathedral erected in America.
The Alcazar de Colón, once the residence of Don Diego Colón, son of Christopher Columbus, the Dominican monastery, home of the first University of the New World, The House of the Bastides, the House of the Jesuits. </ span >
Born in 1496 of the founding impetus of Don Bartolomé Colón under the name of Nueva Isabela and later replaced by that of Santo Domingo de Guzmán, the capital of the Dominican Republic is a mixture where history of the colonization of the continent, pure passion is made to the rhythm of merengue.
Neither its current status as a resort with a first class hotel and all the consumerist temptations of such a condition, could erase the traces of its incredible stories of adventurers of all kinds. Museum piece, adventure book in full sun, cultural and political center of the country, the self-styled capital of Americanity has everything a bit to show.
In the old town, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the cathedral is imposed first. Not only by presence – it is the first one built in America – but by its peculiar synthesis of Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance styles. A few steps away, the Ozama Fortress recalls its status as the first military construction on the continent.
First City of the New World, city of colors, flavors, joy, carnival, merengue, very hospitable people . < / span>
No one can visit the Dominican Republic without reaching its magical, historical and romantic capital Santo Domingo, which was the first city in America and city where new firstfruits of the New World, here is the First Cathedral of America and the First Archbishopric was established.
The first city title (1503) was received, it was the first emblazoned city of America (1507), first fortress, cathedral, hospital, among others.
Santo Domingo was founded in 1496, on the left bank of the Ozama River, by Bartolomé Colón, brother of Christopher Columbus, and was named New Isabela in honor of Queen Isabela from Spain. Eventually, the first Spanish colony in the new world was established here.
Its full name was La Nueva Isabela, Santo Domingo of the Port of the Island of Hispaniola, and served as the basis for Spanish expeditions to the newly discovered new lands. </ span>
Spanish, English, German, French, Russian and Portuguese.
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