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Santo Domingo City Tour
Our Santo Domingo City Tour, includes pick-up drop-off from any hotel or area of the Dominican Republic in comfortable and modern buses with expert drivers, accompanied by a professional multilingual guide, we will first visit the Colonial City, we will arrive at the Lighthouse to Colon where rest the rest of Christopher Columbus, we will visit the Cathedral of Santo Domingo, first cathedral founded in America and El Alcazar de Colon, located in the beautiful Plaza de España, built by Bartolome Colon, converted into a museum as it looked in those years and with all its Original relics.
We will take a walk along Calle de las Damas, the most romantic of the city, we will visit the Amber Museum, a yellowish brown stone formed by the resin of the trees and whose main characteristic is that it frequently contains fossils of insects and small plants already Extinct, is the national gemstone.
We will then have free time to shop in different typical gift shops and will be able to purchase the famous Lime dolls, handicrafts and Dominican paintings as well as tobacco, rum and Dominican coffee.
The full day excursion also includes a delicious lunch in a famous restaurant of Dominican food, to taste our typical dishes and then visit the National Park of Los Tres Ojos which is a cavern with a freshwater lake, divided naturally into three lakes Which are only seen from within and a single lake that can be seen without having to be inside. Located in the eastern part of Santo Domingo.
The Colonial City is just the place where New World history began.
At the beginning of the sixteenth century, the first colonial dwellings of the American Continent were erected in Hispaniola.
These first houses were built for the Spanish conquistadors and immigrants. They were built in the eastern part of the Ozama River, the first of which were founded by Christopher Columbus and his brother Bartolome Colon and then moved to the western part of the river.
The Colonial City is full of colors, flavors, carnival joy, merengue and very hospitable people.
This historic center has been recently restored and both its monuments and its beautiful old streets have recovered all their magic and lucidity and reminds us of those magical moments in history.
The entire historic center of Santo Domingo has colonial buildings and streets with old cobblestones of great tourist attraction, such as the Alcazar de Colon that belonged to Diego Colon, the Museum of the Casas Reales, the pre-eminent cathedral of America.
Due to the tourist development of the area, there are many beautiful hotels concentrated mainly in the center such as the Conde de Peñalba Hotel, Europa Hotel Boutique, Billini Hotel Boutique, Mercure Comercial, Hostal Nicolas de Ovando, Hostal Palacio, Doña Elvira Hotel, Hotel El Beaterio .
Most of the hotels are in the old Calle El Conde and calle Las Damas.