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Alcázar de Colón

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Alcázar de Colón

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Travel from Punta Cana to Saona Island, a showstopper among the Dominican Republic’s off-shore islands. Get there with a quick and easy speedboat and return at a more leisurely pace aboard a spacious catamaran that includes music and an open bar. Start your all-inclusive, full-day outing with pickup at your hotel.
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Benny C wrote a review Oct. 2020
Sanford, Florida187 contributions58 helpful votes
Excellent piece of preserved real estate! Located in the Zona Colonial, this should be on your must see list.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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LuizDutraNeto wrote a review Sep. 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,501 contributions1,520 helpful votes
Almost on the shores of "Río Ozama", right at the famous "Plaza de España", the very heart of Santo Domingo's "Ciudad Colonial", stands the former residential palace of the Spanish Viceroys! It was built, in 1510, by Don Diego Colón, the fourth Governor General of the colony of Santo Domingo and eldest son of Christopher Columbus, and his wife, Doña María de Toledo, a great niece of King Ferdinand I of Aragón and first Spanish noblewoman to arrive in the New World. The palace, today known as the "Alcázar de Colón", was built according to the gothic-mudejar architectural style, very typical of the early 16th century. It had over 50 rooms, gardens, courtyards and awesome views of the river and its harbor. Along the years, the palace was abandoned and almost collapsed down. Totally restored between 1955 and 1957, its ancient coraline blocks house, today, the most visited museum in the Dominican Republic, with a collection of European late medieval and renaissance art. As you may not know, the palace was completely sacked, in 1586, by Sir Francis Drake, the famous English pirate ... Not much was left behind by Drake's forces. The mentioned actual collection was bought in the late 1950's and is not very impressive. Enjoy!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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dustythoughts wrote a review Apr. 2020
Manchester, Connecticut1,115 contributions515 helpful votes
This fascinating museum is a quick lesson on the history and current-day effects of colonialism (in this case, of Spain on the Dominican Republic). It's really well curated and maintained, and the outdoor plazas are a great place to hang out.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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georgemd09 wrote a review Jan. 2020
35 contributions9 helpful votes
The tour was a bit rushed but this is a must see museum in San to Domingo. Rooms of Diego Colon and his wife were recreated, library, dining rooms with furniture from 16th century. Recommend.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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robert wrote a review Jan. 2020
Boston, Massachusetts14 contributions2 helpful votes
Your typical touristy type of museum. Yet I recommend it to all. Its small but not cramped. After all it was used as a home at one point. However I recommend that you do not go when there are large groups of tours, Or that you partake in the tour.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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