Santo Domingo

Top 3 places to see and top 3 things to do in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)

  • By Alex S
  • Travel Tips
  • 01.05.2016

Enjoy the island of the Dominican Republic and see these great things when you go to Santo Domingo:
Zona Colonial
If you want to see some of the historic mansions of the city, come to the Zona Colonial and its cobblestone streets. This part of town was the seat the 16th century Empire in Spain. There are also shops selling to browse in, as well as several museums like La Alcazar de Colon and the Mueseo de las Casas Reales. Santo Domingo Nightlife & Dancing
If you love dancing, then don’t miss out on the city’s nightlife. There are several clubs and dance bands where you can dance the night away or head to one of the trendy bars and socialize with some locals.
National Aquarium
Come to the National Aquarium where you can see all kinds of colorful sea creatures from the Caribbean. Don’t miss the Plexiglas tunnel, where you can actually walk directly inside and through the aquarium and see its more than 3,000 creatures.
La Alcázar de Colón (Columbus Alcazar)
The Alcázar de Colón, is the oldest house in the Americas and inside you can see a collection of artwork from the medieval period, and the Renaissance era. It was also where the Columbus family lived and it was built by his son in 1515.
Museo de las Casas Reales (The Museum of the Royal Houses)
Built in the 16th century, the Museo de las Casas Reales is an example of one of the vital cultural monuments built in the colonial era. It was constructed to be used as the administrative offices for the Spanish colonies in the Americas.
Panteón Nacional (National Pantheon)
Built between 1714 and 1746 by Geronimo Quezada y Garcon, the Panteón Nacional was a Jesuit church. Now, it is a national symbol and also the tomb for some of the Republic’s honored peoples.