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Alcazar de Colon

Plaza de Espana | Off Calle Emiliano Tejera at foot of Calle Las Damas, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
+1 809-682-4750
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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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
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"christopher columbus"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The palace is an impressive construction of coralline blocks that once housed some fifty rooms and a number of gardens and courtyards, although what remains today is about half the size it once was. It was built under Diego Colón, the son of Christopher Columbus;...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To me Dominican Republic holds a special place in my heart (along with Guatemala-Dad's native country) because its the country where my mother was born and raised. Going to this historical site really gave my an insight on my culture and heritage. In all my...More

Thank Sabina H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a long day as part of a group so found this place a blessing from the hot sun.. Didn't expect it to be so interesting but was so much more and the staff very friendly and very informative and obviously enjoy their jobs. Well...More

Thank nicola R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was impressed to see how the former home of Christopher Columbus has been preserved/restored. All the artefacts inside were used by him and his wife during their occupation of the palace. The guide was very informative and allowed plenty of time to take photos

Thank Roland Q
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

What a spectacular venue tour Diego Columbus house fantastic loved it You can feel the history and wonder at how the heck they built this and it lasts through 600 years of hurricanes

Thank iriding
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

wonderful to see how the "rich folks" lived then.The furniture is beautiful andbecause some rooms are pretty small and can get crowded.

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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Nights here are wonderful, romantics and full of surprises. There are security agents around the zone, so you can stay without concerning about having security troubles here.

Thank Anyelo R
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

This place has lots of artifacts and objects from the time where Colon´s son lived here. It has a nice historic feel to it. Worth the visit

Thank S1PRA
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

If you are interested in history, don't miss the alcazar. I felt we got really close to life in the 1500's fortress.

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

The history of Santo Domingo starts with the Alcazar de Colon. The story of Christopher Columbus's is interesting and the building is neat.

Thank Expatriated-traveler
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Lucinda03
10 February 2018|
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Response from Olga V | Reviewed this property |
Ask your Hotel Receptionist for City Tour to Santo Domingo (cheapest alternative)k, or Travel Agencies of the area. Alcazar de Colon open from Monday to Saturday from 9 to 5 and Sundays until 4 p.m. Rental of audiophone in... More
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Response from Olga V | Reviewed this property |
Negative. During CARNAVAL, you may wear any custom you like. Our Carnaval has many dates, and is celebrated at all towns. The most important ones are in LA VEGA and in SANTO DOMINGO. Check the website of our Ministry of... More
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