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Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo by Ckramer @flickr
Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo by Ckramer @flickr
Alcázar Colón Close Up
Alcázar Colón Close Up by Puroticorico @flickr
1st Western Church in New World
1st Western Church in New World by Stupid Dingo @flickr
Puerta del Conde
Puerta del Conde by Puroticorico @flickr
Paramotoring over Santo Domingo
Paramotoring over Santo Domingo by Participatory Learning @flickr
Catedral Primada de América
Catedral Primada de América by Bree Bailey @flickr
Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo
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Santo Domingo - guide chapters 1 2 3 4 5 6

Top sigths of Dominican Republic

There are many old buildings that belong to the colonial period in Santo Domingo. The most famous landmarks of that era are the Alcazar de Colon and Columbus Park. Amber Cove, which is located in the northern part of the city, is a wonderful piece of nature. The coastline got this unusual name because of rare black amber that can be found there. Local beaches have quickly become famous among fans of scuba diving. If you are not much into observing underwater life and wonderful reefs, simply take a walk to enjoy beautiful lagoons and lush tropical greenery. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Santo Domingo

Cuisine and top restaurants

The traditional flat cakes may be served and added to the main courses instead of bread. These cakes may be also cooked with various stuffing. An original local fast food treat is considered to be the tostones. These are thin slices of banana fried in boiling oil till getting crispy. Seafood fans will much appreciate fish which is served in local restaurants under various sauces and with original garnishes. One of … Open

Traditions and mentality of Santo Domingo

Guests of the festival also have a chance to visit various street performances featuring various themes. Commonly street artists perform comic sketches touching upon political and everyday life. Within the festival different interesting performances and engaging concerts for children are held. A good tradition of the festival is bright and exciting performances of numerous folk music groups being the best reflection … Open

Travel guide to Santo Domingo

There are several nice thematic museums in the city, as well. The Sugar Cane and Rum Museum is among them. Its opening was held a little while ago, in 2008. The museum occupies a beautiful building of the 16th century. For the Dominican Republic, rum remains one of the main national drinks. Its production at local plants is still carried out by old recipes. The exposition is devoted to the history of rum production. … Open

Advices for travellers

4. A perfect alternative to public transport will be a taxi offering rather affordable rates. The taxi service is the most profitable way to cruise the city for tourists traveling with large company. 5. Tourists, giving preference to sparing on foods and eating, should focus on small street cafes and Chinese restaurants named pica pollos. These eating houses offer their guests excellent meat dishes and … Open

Active recreation

We recommend that you visit the beautiful rope town of Zipline Park if you want to have a good time climbing the cable car through obstacles. In addition to the cable car, visitors can enjoy paintball and zipline. Then again, you can also play paintball as a team at the Don Pepe club. Golf enthusiasts will find it interesting to visit Santo Domingo Country Club, the best golf center there is. Besides the great … Open

Festivals and events in Santo Domingo

Other Catholic festivities include Espíritu Santo, which takes place seven weeks after the celebration of Easter. Traditionally, religious processions are held at this time in the surrounding city of the capital of the Dominican Republic, Villa Melya. In mid-September, starting from the 15th, tourists will be able to enjoy another Catholic celebration in honor of the Virgin of Mercy. The place of worship is the … Open

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