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Culture of La Romana. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

La Romana is famous for its natural attractions, although the same couldn't be said of a small number of historical sites at the resort. The main cultural center of the region is the Altos de Chavon. This open-air museum was opened here more than 30 years ago. This museum is a recreation of a medieval town, the likes of which were located here in the era of the Spanish colonization. All the buildings look very realistic, as they were built in accordance with the 15th-century traditions.
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Visitors to the museum will have a chance to see beautiful historic houses and villas, stroll along cobbled streets and appreciate the decoration of old houses. Altos de Chavon is often called the "City of Artists". Since its foundation, this complex has attracted artists from all over the world, providing them with the opportunity to rent housing and workshops here. The museum has a very interesting art gallery, which contains collections of paintings, sculptures, and other artworks. Most of the works presented here are available for sale, many tourists come here specifically to buy interesting souvenirs.
Interesting master classes are held for museum guests every day. They can learn to make souvenirs from clay, master macrame techniques and even jewelcrafting. In the museum, you will find an interesting religious landmark - the beautiful church Iglesia San Estanislao de Cracovia. Built in 1979, now it looks like a typical medieval temple. Since its opening, the church has always been popular with newlyweds, and many world celebrities choose it for holding wedding ceremonies. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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One of the most interesting objects of the cultural complex is the Regional Museum of Archeology whose collection has several thousand exhibits. All the archaeological artifacts presented here were found in this region and belong to the pre-colonial era. In Altos de Chavon, interesting entertainment programs with the participation of the best dance and music groups are organized for visitors every day. You can spend the whole day in the cultural center where several attractive restaurants serve visitors.
In the vicinity of the resort is another important historical site - Cueva de las Maravillas. The beautiful cave in which you can admire stalactites and stalagmites served as an aboriginal dwelling for many years. Researchers have discovered interesting rock drawings whose age is several thousand years. Now the cave is perfectly equipped for excursions, a convenient lighting system and viewing platforms were built inside. Archaeological research has been carried out in the cave for many years. Today, artifacts found here can be seen in the museum.
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1. The ideal time to visit the resort is between December and May. This period is characterized by the most favorable weather and the largest number of sunny days. 2. There is no … Open
La Romana is the location of García Cigar Factory, the largest tobacco factory in the Dominican Republic, which has long become a popular historical attraction. For many years, the factory has been closed to the public, only recently it became available for tours. Tourists come here to see how hand-made cigars are produced, the factory employs the best masters in the region. Interesting workshops are also conducted for tourists who can try to make cigars on their own. The factory houses a large store where you can always buy the best tobacco products.
Fans of exploring historical sites often take trips to Santo Domingo, which is famous for the variety of historic buildings. Since the days of colonization, many beautiful mansions and old churches have been preserved here, forming a unique historical appearance of the city. There are a lot of unique historical monuments here, most of the colonial villas today are converted into museums and art galleries. The old colonial city is great for walking, it has preserved old cobbled streets along with historic architecture.
One of the region's most iconic historic sights is the lighthouse Faro a Colón where regular tours are also organized from La Romana. Today, this lighthouse is one of the most revered historical sites for locals. Part of the lighthouse is occupied by a mausoleum, in which the remains of the world famous navigator are stored. Once the old lighthouse served its intended purpose facilitating navigation for vessels coming here. Over time, it has lost its original significance, however, the old lighthouse wasn't demolished. Now it is one of the main historical symbols of the capital.
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Iconic cultural sights of Dominican Republic

The Museum of Royal Houses' majestic building is located in the colonial center on the corner of Mercedes Street. For four decades, this historical museum has acquainted visitors with the country's colonial period, the way of life and customs of people of that time. Here, in nine interconnected rooms, you can see weapons, documents, and household items with a history dating back over 3 centuries. The museum includes a reading room, a library, a conference hall, and an exhibition hall. Once it housed the Royal Residence and the Government House. The first court of the New World appeared in the same place. It was a place of important meetings and parties attended by prominent figures of the colonial society. … Open
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Culture guide to La Romana. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in La Romana: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in La Romana. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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