SIGTSEEING TOUR OF COLONIAL SANTO DOMINGO
A tour to admire the still intact colonial heritage of Santo Domingo, the first capital of the New World founded at the beginning of the 16th century and the most ancient city in the Americas.
What we will see
- Columbus Lighthouse
- Ciudad Colonial: Alcázar de Colóne Museo de las Casas Reales
- Calle Las Damas
- Panteón Nacional
- Calle El Conde
What we will do
- We leave the port on a coach that immediately takes us to discover fantastic views of the city with its Columbus Lighthouse, a monument dedicated to Christopher Columbus on the 5th centenary of the discovery of America.
- We have the chance of taking a few pictures and head on foot towards the colonial part of the city, known as Ciudad Colonial, the first still-existing settlement created by Christopher Columbus and other Spanish explorers upon their arrival in the New World and declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1990. It is home to the most significant constructions built during the colonial period.
- We also see Alcázar de Colón, a monumental two-storey building commissioned by Christopher Columbus’ son, Diego, between 1510 and 1514 as well as the Museo de las Casas Reales and the cathedral, the first in the New World.
- We continue along Calle Las Dama, the first road in the colonial area, and enjoy a visit to the Panteón Nacional, where the remains of famous people from the history of the Dominican Republic are buried.
- At the end of our visit, we have a little free time for some shopping in Calle El Conde.
What you need to know
- We recommend that you book early because only a limited number of places are available.
- There is limited availability of English speaking guides.
- In case of sunday call the visit of the Cathedral will be replaced with the visit to Amber Museum.