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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.

Excursion: Colonial City, Colón Lighthouse and 3 Eyes Park

Excursion: Colonial City, Colón Lighthouse and 3 Eyes Park

In this experience, we will thoroughly travel every emblematic point of the tourist area of Santo Domingo, providing detailed information and taking the necessary time to do so. PARADE IN PARK COLON: We will begin our journey in Colón Park, 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 Primada Cathedral of America, the First City Council of Santo Domingo, the picturesque street El Conde, famous restaurants, shops and many other attractions. In the heart of this park, a statue of Christopher Columbus stands, erected in 1887 by the talented French sculptor Ernesto Gilbert. Parade in Cathedral Primada de América: This Cathedral and Minor Basilica, located in the colonial city of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, is consecrated to Santa María de la Encarnación, also known as the Annunciation. Officially, it is named after Santa Church Cathedral Metropolitan Basilica of Our Lady Santa María de la Encarnación or Annunciation. It is located at the intersection of Archbishop streets Meriño and Isabela la Católica, near the Colón Park, with its main entrance oriented west, in front of Archbishop street Meriño, near the corner with Archbishop Nouel. Parada in Panteon Nacional: 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 allocated to house the remains of future national heroes. In addition, it includes a space without specific plate in honor of the unknown soldier. Stop in Museum of the Royal Houses: The Museum of Royal Houses, previously known as Royal Palaces at the time of the General Captaincy and the Province, is based in two palaces dating from the 16th century. It was built by order of the Crown of Castile, under the reign of Fernando II of Aragon. Stop in Alcazar de Colon: The Alcázar de 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 ruins in ruins. Stop in lighthouse to colon: This monument is cross -shaped, which symbolizes the Christianization of the Americas, and has approximate dimensions of 800 meters long by 36.5 meters high. It has been affirmed that in this place are the remains of Admiral Christopher Columbus, although genetic analysis has shown that this statement is incorrect, since the remains of Columbus are in the Cathedral of Seville. Stop in Los Tres Eyes National Park: This National Park houses one of the rather saved natural secrets of the city, which includes four different lakes: Lake sulfur, the fridge, the ladies and the salaramagullones.

Santo Domingo: Historical Tour in the Colonial City

Santo Domingo: Historical Tour in the Colonial City

Enter yourself in the cultural and historical wealth of Santo Domingo with this tour in the colonial zone. Accompany your guide while exploring the most prominent and historical monuments of the colonial city, an area that has been recognized and preserved as a World Heritage by UNESCO. In this experience, we will thoroughly travel every emblematic point of the tourist area of Santo Domingo, providing detailed information and taking the necessary time to do so. We will be attentive to every small detail and provide guidance with the highest standards of professionalism and human quality that distinguish us. Our goal is to present our history and values to the world, offering an exceptional service for our clients to feel special to all Dominicans. We want your experience to be unforgettable in each of your excursions.

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.

Santo Domingo - America's Oldest City All Inclusive Day Trip

Santo Domingo - America's Oldest City All Inclusive Day Trip

Santo Domingo de Guzmán or simply known today as Santo Domingo is not only the capital and largest city of the Dominican Republic but also the oldest city in the Americas. Founded by the Spaniards over 500 years ago, Santo Domingo is home to the first university, cathedral, castle, monastery and fortress in the New World. The city’s Zona Colonial has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Join us for a full day (10 hours) of historical and cultural discovery of the vibrant capital of Santo Domingo. Located about 200 km from the white-sand beaches of Punta Cana (3 hour drive), this Santo Domingo sightseeing tour is a must for anyone visiting the Dominican Republic. It’s a perfect day-trip for families with children, couples, friends and solo travellers alike. This excursion with an experienced guide will include the city’s top attractions. Here are the places and landmarks we’ll visit before lunch. -Tres Ojos National Park (Three Eyes): Open-air limestone cave system with a series of crystal clear lakes known as the “eyes.” -Columbus Lighthouse: Colossal monument-museum in tribute to Christopher Columbus, discoverer of the New World. -Zona Colonial: Santo Domingo’s most historic and cultural neighbourhoods. After lunch, we’ll continue our visit to these monuments: -Alcazar de Colon or Viceroyal Palace of Don Diego Colon -Cathedral of Santa Maria -Amber Museum -Museum of Rum -Museum of the Royal Houses Throughout the day, you’ll have endless opportunities to take photos and videos. Your guided tour includes entrance fees, a delicious Dominican lunch and a round-trip transportation from your hotel/resort in an air-conditioned bus for a stress-free experience. For Airbnbs, we have various pickup locations. Departure from Punta Cana is at 7:00 AM (early morning).

descubre la primera ciudad de America

descubre la primera ciudad de America

¡Excelente elección para un recorrido histórico y cultural! Acompáñame en este viaje por la Zona Colonial de Santo Domingo, donde cada paso revela una página del pasado. Parque Colón : Iniciamos en el vibrante Parque Colón, corazón de la Ciudad Colonial. Aquí, la historia cobra vida ante tus ojos. La imponente Catedral Primada de América, el Ayuntamiento histórico y la emblemática Calle El Conde nos rodean. Observa la estatua de Cristóbal Colón, mientras te cuento sobre su importancia y el talento de Ernesto Gilbert, su creador. Catedral Primada de América : Nuestro siguiente destino es la majestuosa Catedral, dedicada a Santa María de la Encarnación. Esta obra arquitectónica es un tesoro de arte y fe, y te mostraré sus rincones más significativos, explicándote su historia y su relevancia en la espiritualidad dominicana. Panteón Nacional : Continuamos hacia el Panteón Nacional, un santuario de la memoria nacional. Aquí descansan los restos de destacadas personalidades dominicanas. Te hablaré sobre su arquitectura y los héroes que honran, así como del simbólico espacio dedicado al soldado desconocido. Museo de las Casas Reales : Nuestra travesía nos lleva luego al Museo de las Casas Reales. Este edificio histórico, que fue centro de poder en la época colonial, ahora alberga tesoros que cuentan la historia de la dominación española en el Nuevo Mundo. Exploraremos sus salas, cada una con su propia historia. Alcázar de Colón : Finalizamos en el Alcázar de Colón, una joya arquitectónica que evoca la vida de la familia Colón y la época colonial. Te contaré sobre su construcción, inspirada en un castillo español, y las historias que sus muros han presenciado a lo largo de los siglos. Cada paso de este recorrido está diseñado para sumergirte en la rica historia y cultura de Santo Domingo. ¡Prepárate para una experiencia inolvidable en la Zona Colonial!

Santo Domingo: Iconic Highlights and historical Tour

Santo Domingo: Iconic Highlights and historical Tour

Visit the house built by Columbus, the Cathedral and see the Christopher Columbus lighthouse, the explorer’s final resting place. Soak up the atmosphere of the oldest street of the new world “Calle las Damas” and experience a Dominican market where the bargains are endless & bartering is fun. Swap the beaches of Punta Cana with culture and history on this full-day tour to Santo Domingo, which includes transfers, entrance fees, lunch, and a guide to provide more background on Santo Domingo and different attractions. Your day starts with pickup from your Punta Cana hotel by air-conditioned vehicle. Soak up the scenery on the drive to Santo Domingo. Pass by Calle las Damas, the first paved road in the Americas, then visit the Alcazar de Colon, built by Christopher Columbus’ son, Diego. Pass by the National Palace and Theater of Fine Arts, then stop at the Museum of the Royal Houses for a quick visit. Visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor, the oldest cathedral in the Americas, followed by a walk around the Colonial Zone. On the way back to Punta Cana, pass by the Columbus Lighthouse. The tour ends with drop-off at your hotel in Punta Cana or Santo Domingo

Punta Cana: Santo Domingo - Cultural History

Punta Cana: Santo Domingo - Cultural History

Explore the lovely city of Santo Domingo, full of history, culture and amazing landscapes. This tour immerses you in the first city founded in America, offering a tourist experience that reveals the richness of its past and its vibrant culture. Ideal for the whole family, we will start collecting you at your hotel to start an amazing trip to Santo Domingo. On the way, he discovers fascinating details about the culture of the Dominican Republic. Once in Santo Domingo, you will visit the impressive cenotes of the Los Tres Eyes, Natural and Magical National Park. Explore the most emblematic monuments of the city, such as the first cathedral of America, the Alcázar de Colón and the National Pantheon, including the lighthouse to Columbus. Immerse yourself in the charming atmosphere of the colonial zone, walking through the romantic "Las Ladies", the first street of America. A picturesque but old experience that offers a unique panoramic view. This exciting tour, which operates daily, lasts approximately 10 hours. An unforgettable day awaits you in Santo Domingo!

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