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Alcazar de Colon

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Address: Plaza de Espana | Off Calle Emiliano Tejera at foot of Calle Las Damas, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Phone Number: +1 809-686-8657
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Built by Christopher Columbus's son between 1510 and 1514, this restored...

Built by Christopher Columbus's son between 1510 and 1514, this restored building was one of the first structures built in the oldest remaining European city in the Americas.

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Excellent place that let you experiment the Spanish invasion and the existence of Christoher Columbus

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Toronto, Canadá
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Alcazar de Colon was the palace of Christopher Colombus' son, Diego. It is a very nice alcazar, pleasant to the veiwer, and a wonderful location facing the Ozama river and the whole Plaza de España. Personally I don't like the inside. It is furnished with replica furniture and nothing more. One thing that is definately beautiful are the "waiting windows"... More 

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Ferndale, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a lot I didn't know about Christopher Columbus, the so called discoverer of the USA, my birth country. When you take this guided tour, you you learn a lot.

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Toronto, Canadá
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place that let you experiment the Spanish invasion and the existence of Christoher Columbus

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Buren, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Build in 1517 in the Mudejar-style, this once was the former home of Diego Columbus, son of Christopher Columbus. It has been restored to that period and decorated with a lot of items from that period. Some also belonged to the family. It is very nice to have a look from the verandah towards the old harbor and/or Plaza España.... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a short self-guided tour. Inexpensive. Worth the time seeing the home of Cristobal Colon's son's grand home.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the perfect bite-sized tourist stop, with excellent organization, good audio tour included, in many languages (Russian, French, Portuguese, Spanish, English, at least). Great views, airy and well-presented history and furniture.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Built in 1517 was the home of Christopher Columbus' family for generations.It is in the Renaissance style with Moorish, Gothic and Isabelline influences.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice house with lots of history, great views and colonial memories. Worth the time to visit it.

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Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i took one star off due to the inconvenience of the ticket-purchasing process-you have to go to the building to the left of diego colombus's house as you're walking towards it. there's maybe a little sign that warns you that it's the building for tickets but i managed to breeze right past from the far side of the plaza without... More 

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Turks and Caicos
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was travelling alone but it was still lovely non the less a very great place to site see and hear about the history

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