Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo

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A World Heritage Site, Zona Colonial represents the oldest permanent settlement of the "New World," established in 1502. The old town district incorporates a host of historic sites, including many churches, forts, and museums that feature walls of stone, brick or earthen construction. Many visitors like to absorb the nightlife here, with a romantic setting of restaurants and bars amongst ornate architecture. Be sure to bring plenty of water, sunblock, and your camera. Add Zona Colonial and other attractions to your Santo Domingo trip itinerary using our Santo Domingo day trip planning app.
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  • It is impossible to visit Santo Domingo and miss its "Ciudad Colonial"! This is the historic central area where, at the end of the 15th century, the first Spanish explorers, led by Christopher...  more »
  • Zona Colonial is filled with History of how it was and how it has been maintained. beautiful old and historical buildings and museums. Please visit the oldest Cathedral in the Americas  more »

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