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The National Pantheon of Dominican Republic

The National Pantheon of Dominican Republic: Our most recommended tours and activities

Punta Cana: Santo Domingo Day Trip with Tickets and Lunch

1. Punta Cana: Santo Domingo Day Trip with Tickets and Lunch

Santo Domingo is a magical city, full of history, culture and amazing landscapes. Explore the oldest Capital of the “New” World, Santo Domingo, the first city founded in America. This sightseeing tour shows you a city full of history and culture. A great activity for the whole family. - We will pick you up at your Hotel to start an incredible trip to Santo Domingo, during the trip you will see incredible details about the Culture of the Dominican Republic. - Upon arrival in Santo Domingo you will visit the incredible cenotes of Los Tres Ojos National Park, especially natural and magical. - You will visit the most important monuments of the City: The 1st Cathedral of America, the Alcázar de Colón and the National Pantheon, El Faro a Colón. - We will take a walk through the Colonial Zone, a romantic street, the first in America, “The Ladies”. Enjoying an ancient but picturesque panoramic view. It operates every day. Its approximate duration is 10 hours.

Punta Cana: All Inclusive Santo Domingo Full-Day City Tour

2. Punta Cana: All Inclusive Santo Domingo Full-Day City Tour

Uncover the highlights and hidden gems of Santo Domingo on a guided city tour from Bavaro or Punta Cana. Explore the wealth of colonial architecture that has led to the area being recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. After a pickup from your hotel, embark on a journey to the New World’s oldest city in America, Santo Domingo. Learn how the city was settled in the years following Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Caribbean on his first voyage. Your first stop is The Three Eyes National Park, a nature reserve and open-air limestone cave system with a series of crystal clear lakes known as the “eyes.” Venture into a subway cave once used by the Taino Indians for their rituals. Hit the vibrant streets of Santo Domingo, mixing walking tours and bus rides to fully immerse yourself in the Dominican capital's history. From the Alcazar de Colon to the National Pantheon, and even the First Cathedral of America, dive deep into the rich heritage of this colonial city. After visiting various landmarks, take a well-deserved break at a local restaurant to indulge in a typical lunch with drinks. With your energy replenished, continue your exploration to get a glimpse of the modern area, passing by the National Palace, the seat of power in the Dominican Republic. As your tour of Santo Domingo draws to an end, return to your hotel with a newfound appreciation of its history and heritage.

From Punta Cana: Santo Domingo Full-Day Trip with Lunch

3. From Punta Cana: Santo Domingo Full-Day Trip with Lunch

Join a full-day experience leaving from Bávaro and Bayahibe through the new Autovía del Este. Walk in the cobblestoned historic core of Santo Domingo and visit the cathedral. Observe iconic spots like the Alcázar de Colón Palace, National Pantheon, and Los Tres Ojos. After arriving in Santo Domingo, head to your first stop, the open-air limestone cave and lakes of Los Tres Ojos. Continue the tour until you reach the Colón Lighthouse. Listen to its history and take photos of the view around you. Stroll around the coffee-lined Plaza de España and Colonial Zone. See the Alcázar de Colón palace, now one of the city’s many museums, displaying medieval and Renaissance art. Learn about the past and present of the oldest city in the Americas. Stop for a buffet lunch in a restaurant in the Colonial Zone. Pay homage to the First Cathedral of the Americas. Move on to the first street, Calle de Las Damas, and other colonial monuments from the 15th and 16th centuries. Take in a panoramic view of the modern city, residential areas, and the Presidential Palace. Enjoy free time to take a walk around El Conde where you can see old buildings or go shopping.

Historic Tour in the colonial city of Santo Domingo

4. 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.

From Punta Cana: Santo Domingo City Tour

5. From Punta Cana: Santo Domingo City Tour

Santo Domingo is a magical city, full of history, culture and amazing landscapes. Explore the oldest Capital of the “New” World, Santo Domingo, the first city founded in America. This sightseeing tour shows you a city full of history and culture. A great activity for the whole family. - We will pick you up at your Hotel to start an incredible trip to Santo Domingo, during the trip you will see incredible details about the Culture of the Dominican Republic. - Upon arrival in Santo Domingo you will visit the incredible cenotes of Los Tres Ojos National Park, especially natural and magical. - You will visit the most important monuments of the City: The 1st Cathedral of America, the Alcázar de Colón and the National Pantheon, El Faro a Colón. - We will take a walk through the Colonial Zone, a romantic street, the first in America, “The Ladies”. Enjoying an ancient but picturesque panoramic view. It operates every day. Its approximate total duration is 10 hours.

Santo Domingo: Historical Tour in the Colonial City

6. 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.

Free Historical Tour in the Colonial City of Santo Domingo

7. Free Historical Tour in the Colonial City of Santo Domingo

Enter yourself in the cultural and historical wealth of Santo Domingo with this tour in the colonial zone. Accompany your guide while you explore the most prominent monuments of the colonial city. 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. On our tour you will meet the following places: Colon Park: 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. Primada Cathedral of America: 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. National Panteon: 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. Royal Houses Museum: 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. 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.

Excursion: Colonial City, Colón Lighthouse and 3 Eyes Park

8. 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 Full Day Trip from Punta Cana

9. Santo Domingo Full Day Trip from Punta Cana

Discover one of the Caribbean's oldest cities during this full-day excursion to Santo Domingo. Visit the city's top landmarks including the Our Lady of Incarnation cathedral, Colón Palace, and the National Pantheon. You also have the opportunity to take in the colonial architecture of the city near the Malecon before heading back to Punta Cana. And Savor the beauty of the first city of the Americas. - We offer pickup and drop-off. - National Park Los Tres Ojos. - Columbus Lighthouse. - Colonial Zone. - Alcazar de Colon. - Museum Casas Reales. - Panteon Nacional. - Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación. - National Palace. - Drop-off.

Santo Domingo: The Best of Santo Domingo City Tour

10. 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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Tour guide was fantastic, told some great stories and interesting things! Tour itself is superb! there is a lot to see, it really exceeded my expectations! I would recommend it to everyone!

Fernando was very personable, friendly and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed his tour. Thank you!

Very good attention from the guide and driver, very empathetic, friendly and professional.

it was great fun, the guide really explained everything to us, we had a great day

It was Amazing, Excellent knowledge on the part of the guide, totally recommended