Showing posts with label Dominican Republic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dominican Republic. Show all posts

Santo Domingo: Travel Guide

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 After multiple tries, and failures, to settle in the New World, Columbus’s crew finally perfected the recipe with Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Still today, Santo Domingo is a lively metropolis where the old and the new meld. A stroll through these historic cobblestone streets will thrill the senses with merengue music, sea salt breezes, and colorful life.


Zona Colonial: A Walking Tour

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At the heart of the Dominican Republic's capitol, Santo Domingo, is the Zona Colonial; a historical gem of the Americas. This historic neighborhood consists of a maze of narrow cobblestone streets banked by a plethora of 16th to early 20th century architectural wonders. As you walk these age-old streets it is easy to travel back in time to the first colonization of the Americas.


Christopher Columbus tried a few times to settle the New World, but it was his brother, Bartolome Colombus, that finally succeeded with the founding of Santo Domingo in 1498. Bartolome was followed by Diego Colombus (Christopher Colombus's son), the Dominican Order, and Nicolás de Ovando, all of which would make their mark on this already historic city to build many of the firsts in the Americas.

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