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Alcazar de Colon

Plaza de Espana | Off Calle Emiliano Tejera at foot of Calle Las Damas, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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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.
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  • 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
+1 809-682-4750
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Reviewed 3 days ago

For starters, I have to say that I can't believe Cristobal Colon/Christopher Columbus arrived to this area that long ago. Some 500 years ago.I can only imagine what it looked like back then. Some of the surrounding area and ocean waters are pretty amazing. This...More

Thank Sebastian R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour's length (either by yourself or with a tour guide) is perfect: long enough to go over interesting bits of history and the rooms, but short enough so that it's not crammed with too many historical facts in case you want to keep it...More

Thank natalia c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was small but it was 100 pesos so definitely worth the money. Showed a lot of history of an iconic place. Pretty cool history.

Thank Joua L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seeing dresses, dressers and instruments does not a history make. There are certainly some interesting tidbits in the audio (the english version has some comically-translated sections).

Thank djlund999
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

see and experience the items and places that represented Christopher Columbus stay on this island. History is deep and a wonder to experience. you can take pictures too

Thank cordisel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a place to visit and even more if you are interested in colonial history. Don t rely too much on the english audio as it misses most if not all the important points compare to the spanish audio. But it sure worth the...More

Thank nairobi30
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and got to witness an important part of colonial history contained in this place such a Wonderful and educational experience. I may sound emotional but the hair across my body raised and i stood in awe making my way through the tour. It...More

Thank beach_loverz369
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After paying the entrance fee we found that the audio units were included. My parter chose Spanish language and I chose English. Let me state up front that I am trying for constructive criticism and not complaining..... It seems that the English audio is not...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 14 October 2017

My favorite area. Very close to this place you will find restaurants and bars. Is very nice for nightlife and during the day for history of the colony.

Thank German A
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

This is the more important monument to visit in the colonial zone. The house of Cristobal Columbus song. Is well maintained and have a lot of history. The entrance to the colonial zone by the Ozama river.

Thank Jesus Gilberto C
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6 January 2015|
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Response from Tony S | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if there is a time when the dress in period costume as we were only there once