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Santo Domingo: Ciudad Colonial Neighborhood Guided Bike Tour

Santo Domingo: Ciudad Colonial Neighborhood Guided Bike Tour

Are you ready for an unforgettable adventure in the heart of Santo Domingo? Join us on the most fun and authentic tour of the Colonial Zone, where history and culture come to life, all while creating lasting memories! Get ready to cover more ground and make the most of your time in this vibrant city. Our tour is designed to take you to the most beautiful and hidden corners, perfect for those Insta-worthy shots that will make your friends jealous! This tour is not just a sightseeing trip; it's an immersion into the soul of Santo Domingo. From panoramic views of the Caribbean sea, feeling the refreshing breeze on your face, to exploring the main parks, plazas, and centuries-old ruins, you'll get a taste of the city's rich history and heritage. But that's not all! We'll take you to visit charming local businesses that truly showcase the best of our culture. You'll have the opportunity to experience Santo Domingo like a local, discovering all the best places to eat, drink, dance, and shop. By the end of the tour, you'll feel like you've lived here for ages! Don't worry about age restrictions; this 7 KM tour is adapted for all ages, so everyone can join in on the fun. Just show up 15 minutes before the tour begins, and we'll take care of the rest

Historic Tour in the colonial city of Santo Domingo

Historic Tour in the colonial city of Santo Domingo

Immerse yourself in the cultural and historical wealth of Santo Domingo through this tour of the colonial zone, where your guide will take you to carefully explore the most prominent monuments. In this experience, we will take the necessary time to analyze each emblematic point of the colonial city of Santo Domingo. We will begin our journey in Colón Park, the epicenter of the colonial city that serves as a central recreation space. Here, you will find a notable concentration of monuments, such as the Primada Cathedral of America, the First City Council of Santo Domingo, the picturesque street El Conde and various restaurants and stores. In the heart of this park a statue of Christopher Columbus is erected, created in 1887 by the French sculptor Ernesto Gilbert. The Primada Cathedral of America, consecrated to Santa María de la Encarnación, is a minor basilica located in the colonial city. Officially known as the Holy Church Cathedral Metropolitan Basilica of Our Lady Santa María de la Encarnación or Annunción, is located near the Colón Park, highlighting for its imposing architecture. We will continue our trip to the National Pantheon, a mausoleum that preserves the remains of prominent figures in the history of the Dominican Republic. With about 36 empty spaces destined to house the remains of future national heroes, the National Pantheon also includes a space in honor of the unknown soldier. The Royal Houses Museum, previously known as Royal Palaces, occupies two palaces of the 16th century built by order of the Crown of Castile. This museum provides a window to the history of the General Captaincy and the Province during that time. Our journey culminates in the Alcázar de Colón, erected between 1511 and 1514, inspired by the design of a castle in Mancera de Abajo, Salamanca (Spain). This historic building is a tangible testimony of the architecture of the colonial era in Santo Domingo.

Zona Colonial Hictorical Tour

Zona Colonial Hictorical Tour

The tour begins at Las Ruinas de San Francisco, on a historical and architectural journey that begins in 1492 with the arrival of the Spanish to the American continent, and ends in front of the Puerta del Conde, next to the statue of Francisco Alberto Caamaño Deñó, in the historical context of the April Revolution of 1965. We will take a tour of each important part of the history of the first city in America. The architecture, the invasions, the devastations, the independence and the cultural, social and political growth of the island. The tour lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes. Includes a snack and a souvenir. At the end of the tour, we will visit the Kiskeyana by Mercy bar, where you will receive a snack of local food and a souvenir. If you wish, you can stay to drink local drinks and listen to music.

Historical Walk, Discover the Colonial Zone

Historical Walk, Discover the Colonial Zone

Delve into the cultural and historical wealth of Santo Domingo with this tour of the colonial zone. Accompany your guide as you explore the most notable monuments of the colonial city. In this experience we will thoroughly explore each emblematic point of the tourist area of Santo Domingo, providing detailed information and taking the time necessary to do so. On our tour you will visit the following places: Colon Park: We will begin our tour at Parque Colón, which is the epicenter of the colonial city and serves as a central recreation space. Here you will find a rich concentration of notable monuments, such as the Primate Cathedral of America, the First City Hall of Santo Domingo, the picturesque El Conde Street, famous restaurants, shops and many other attractions. At the heart of this park is a statue of Christopher Columbus, erected in 1887 by the talented French sculptor Ernesto Gilbert. Primate Cathedral of America: This Cathedral and Minor Basilica, located in the colonial city of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, is consecrated to Saint Mary of the Incarnation, also known as the Annunciation. Officially, it is named after Holy Metropolitan Basilica Cathedral Church of Our Lady Saint Mary of the Incarnation or Annunciation. It is located at the intersection of Arzobispo Meriño and Isabela la Católica streets, near Parque Colón, with its main entrance facing west, in front of Arzobispo Meriño street, near the corner with Arzobispo Nouel. National Pantheon: The National Pantheon is a place dedicated to being a mausoleum where the mortal remains of prominent figures in the history of the Dominican Republic are preserved. This enclosure has about 36 empty spaces intended to house the remains of future national heroes. In addition, it includes a space without a specific plaque in honor of the unknown soldier. Museum of Royal Houses: The Museum of the Royal Houses, previously known as the Royal Palaces during the time of Captaincy General and Province, is based on two palaces dating from the 16th century. It was built by order of the Crown of Castile, under the reign of Ferdinand II of Aragon. Alcazar de Colon: The Alcázar of Colón was erected between 1511 and 1514, taking as inspiration the design of a previously existing castle in Mancera de Abajo, Salamanca (Spain), of which there are still remains in ruins. Duarte Museum: The Duarte Museum is a space dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of the history and legacy of Juan Pablo Duarte, considered one of the founding fathers of the Dominican nation and leader in the fight for the country's independence.

Caminos Históricos, Recorridos por la Zona Colonial

Caminos Históricos, Recorridos por la Zona Colonial

Immerse yourself in the cultural and historical wealth of Santo Domingo through this tour of the colonial zone, where your guide will take you to carefully explore the most prominent monuments. In this experience, we will take the necessary time to analyze each emblematic point of the colonial city of Santo Domingo. We will begin our journey in Colón Park, the epicenter of the colonial city that serves as a central recreation space. Here, you will find a notable concentration of monuments, such as the Primada Cathedral of America, the First City Council of Santo Domingo, the picturesque street El Conde and various restaurants and stores. In the heart of this park a statue of Christopher Columbus is erected, created in 1887 by the French sculptor Ernesto Gilbert. The Primada Cathedral of America, consecrated to Santa María de la Encarnación, is a minor basilica located in the colonial city. Officially known as the Holy Church Cathedral Metropolitan Basilica of Our Lady Santa María de la Encarnación or Annunción, is located near the Colón Park, highlighting for its imposing architecture. We will continue our trip to the National Pantheon, a mausoleum that preserves the remains of prominent figures in the history of the Dominican Republic. With about 36 empty spaces destined to house the remains of future national heroes, the National Pantheon also includes a space in honor of the unknown soldier. The Royal Houses Museum, previously known as Royal Palaces, occupies two palaces of the 16th century built by order of the Crown of Castile. This museum provides a window to the history of the General Captaincy and the Province during that time. Our journey culminates in the Alcázar de Colón, erected between 1511 and 1514, inspired by the design of a castle in Mancera de Abajo, Salamanca (Spain). This historic building is a tangible testimony of the architecture of the colonial era in Santo Domingo.

From Puerto Plata: Santo Domingo Complete Visit

From Puerto Plata: Santo Domingo Complete Visit

This tour will take you back in time and show you Santo Domingo from the times of spanish colony. You'll admire architecture from XVI century and feel the ambience of the past centuries. Not to be overwhelmed by the monuments, you'll also explore the cenotes in the tropical scenery, approach the giant Columbus Lighthouse and ride the cable car over the city. You'll start early in the morning (about 6am) and will have a packaged breakfast on the way. Transfer to the capital will take about 3.5h. Once arrived to Santo Domingo, you'll see first the famous Malecon Boulevard by the Caribbean Sea. Then you'll follow to the east part of the city, where you'll have a glance of eye at the huge Columbus Monument. Nearby are located beautiful cenotes The Three Eyes. You'll explore the limestone caves and will have a ride on a small boat inside the cavern. Your next attraction will be the cable car over the city, connecting different neighbourhood's of the capital. You'll be surprised to see how varying can be local people's living conditions... About noon you'll be heading to the old city, to have about 1 hour walk. You'll follow the route of the first governor of Santo Domingo - Nicolás de Ovando. Buildings dating to his times were the first spanish creations in the New World. Santo Domingo was at that time the head quarter of all spanish colonies. You'll discover the most important monuments: Alcazar de Colón, Casas Reales, Ozama Fortress, Cathedral, Santo Domingo Monastery and others. After the visit, enjoy dominican lunch in form of tasty buffet with soft drink included. Then you'll have a free time to explore the old city by your own. It's perfect occasion to make some souvenir shopping or just stroll around. We'll leave the city around 4-5pm and come back to the north coast about 8/9pm.

Santo Domingo: The Best of Santo Domingo City Tour

Santo Domingo: The Best of Santo Domingo City Tour

Together with a professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. You will have a chance to explore the city while hearing fascinating facts and legends. It was the Santo Domingo Tsachila people that attracted tourists from all over the world in the 1960s. What made the Tsachila people so special? What was so unique and charming about their lifestyle? What was the meaning behind the red braids? You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and corners of Santo Domingo. Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. Perfect for those visiting the city for the first time and wanting to get the most out of it! You will also get to experience the following attractions: - Fortaleza Ozama - Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación - Columbus Park - Pantheon of the Fatherland - Museum of the Royal Houses

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What people are saying about Fortaleza Ozama

Overall rating

4.0
(4 reviews)

Diana was am amazing host! Kept conversations the entire time! Knew facts about what seemed to be every part of the Island! Kept us engaged and made us feel like friends and not just customers or guests! I would recommend this tour to anyone that wants to feel like they want to actually experience Santo Domingo!

The walking tour was great. Was just our party (4 adults, 1 toddler), and we did the tour starting at 5pm, which was a good time of day. The sights and history were really enjoyable, and we loved our guide Fernando. Would recommend!

An involved guide who was able to help us discover the history of the colonial zone and the Dominican Republic in a fun way. I recommend 100000%

Very detailed and interesting. Mercy knows so much and is a great storyteller.

Gregory was a great guide, very friendly and knowledgeable.