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Alcazar de Colon

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Address: Plaza de Espana | Off Calle Emiliano Tejera at foot of Calle Las Damas, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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+1 809-682-4750
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Built by Christopher Columbus's son between 1510 and 1514, this restored...

Built by Christopher Columbus's son between 1510 and 1514, this restored building was one of the first structures built in the oldest remaining European city in the Americas.

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History at its finest...

This was just a wonderful place. The history of the Columbus family is alive and well here in the home of Diego Colon, Christopher's son. The many many artifacts that are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Joanne T
upstate new york
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upstate new york
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was just a wonderful place. The history of the Columbus family is alive and well here in the home of Diego Colon, Christopher's son. The many many artifacts that are available for view are impressive. I loved the "listen-as-you-walk" audio that provided me with the ability to "linger" if I wanted to hear more or look more at any... More 

Thank Joanne T
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place and full of history. Well worth a look. Can be a bit crowded with large groups of tourists. Recommended.

Thank StephenCr0ss
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A historic place by all means. Built for Columbus, but inhabited by his son. Morning visits are traditional, but i will try to go at noon, so i can have lunch in one of the restaurant in front of the Alcazar and makes de trip more valuable.

Thank rhmejia
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Alcazar de Colon as part of an organised tour around Santo Domingo, we didn't really know what to expect and we were very pleasantly surprised. This building is beautiful, the architecture is second to none. A real must-see!

Thank PaigePx
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the most amazing places I had visit the structure of the buildings I recommend everybody to visit there if you were in Santo Domingo Dominican Republic I will be visiting there yet all the people around yard nice all the artwork and a deck or love it it brings back the old ways it's a must-see... More 

Thank Joseph D
Orlando, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you need to have an idea of what early colonial architecture looked like for those in the elite, go no further than this. Columbus' son Diego lived here and it is in great shape with interior furnishings. You can imagine what it was like to live here as your guide takes you around and explains the significance of the... More 

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Greve, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,700 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're in the Colonial Zone area, you should definitely come to this place to learn from history and take pictures. This house was the early-16th-century residence of Christopher Columbus's son, Diego, and his wife, Doña María de Toledo, is filled with history and some original (but most not) artifacts like clothing, armor, furniture and instruments. Recalled to Spain in... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being spontaneous. And staying in the city was my best idea,so I enjoyed the citizens of the city and met interesting folks

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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A reasonable historic museum presenting noble household of the Indies. Some interesting pieces on exhibition. Very nice architecture, great view and shots on the balcony overlooking the Plaza de Espana. Audio guides in various languages available, giving some interesting details. Staff speaks English.

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Kitchener, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take the time to have a guided tour of the place because the history and cultural significance is not to be missed. It has many authentic period pieces and it is well worth the visit. It is a place that I will never forget.

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