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Calle de Las Damas

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Address: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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This cobblestone street, the first ever built in the New World, is known...

This cobblestone street, the first ever built in the New World, is known for its numerous beautiful structures from centuries past.

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Very Historical Street

This street is touted as being the oldest street in the Americas, So named because of the ladies of nobility that would pass through the street from the palace (Diego Colon's... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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upstate new york
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This street is touted as being the oldest street in the Americas, So named because of the ladies of nobility that would pass through the street from the palace (Diego Colon's palace) at the end of the street by the water. It is really a neat place, the street holds a lot of history and houses some really interesting homes... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The head guard, chatted with me for a while and explained some of the history. Speaking with him made this stop much more enjoyable for me.

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Some of the oldest parts of history in the Americas exist on this street. Take your time and absorb the history. Recommended. Take a few hours ....3/4 to really see it.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Calle Las Damas (street of ladies) Is one of the first street of the Americas, use to be 500+years the place where the ladies of the Spanish society promenade, the Fortaleza Ozama (Fort Ozama) is located there, as well the museum of CAcao - a must visit!, Hotel SOFITEL, The Embassy of France, and other very important structures

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this area with a guide but could have easily walked around ourselves with a little pre-sight seeing reading and history research. Recommended.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Passed through on the city tour and could have missed the significance of this first street in the new world if it were not for our knowledgable guide.

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Greve, Denmark
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The district The Ciudad Colonial is said to be the main tourist attraction of Santo Domingo. The central public space of the district is Parque Colon, a square that borders the 16th-century Cathedral and has a late-19th-century bronze statue of Christopher Columbus in its center. East of Parque Colón, you find the cobblestone Calle Las Damas, the New World's oldest... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel was located on this street. It is pretty short and as they say the first paved street on America built during Diego colon's rule for his wife so she had a place to stroll. Expect nice old stony buildings, some embassies, museums and churches...colonial zone is not that big and this street is hard to miss...

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

this beautifully preserved street was the show case of the first ViceRoy in the Americas, Diego Colon, Son of the Admiral when moved to his Palace brought along "Damas" from the Nobility of Spain , which gave the name to this Street full of Palaces and beautiful homes when Santo Domingo was the Center of Business and Politics in America

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

This street is short by any standard. Many Old Colonial buildings of Historical importance are on this Street. The river separates the Industries on the opposite side.

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