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Altos de Chavon, is an architectural wonder, a 16th century replica of a Mediterranean village perched high above the Chavón River. The village was designed by Dominican architect Jose Antonio Caro, and created by Italian master designer and cinematographer Roberto Coppa. Dominican artisans handcrafted the stone pathways, decorative ironwork, furniture and enchanting buildings, reviving almost forgotten crafts of metal work and stone carving. Under Coppa's direction, each stone was hand cut, each wooden door frame was handcrafted and each wrought-iron detail hand-forged. Construction of the village began in 1976 and the village was inaugurated in 1982 with the concert of Frank Sinatra at the amphitheater. Altos de Chavon was built as a center of culture for the Dominican people.
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La Romana 22000, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved our visit to Altos de Chavon. The views and its history was spectacular. We enjoyed walking through the ruins and visiting the shops. We ate at La Piazzeta which had wonderful food and great live music.

Thank mannyvelez
Reviewed 4 days ago

Me and my family went on an excursion to Catalina Island and on the return boat trip from the island we encountered rough seas. I became completely wet from the splashing waves and totally sea sick. When we finally arrived at La Romana, I was...More

Thank Paulo G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We rented a villa in Casa de Campo and took an evening to walk around this area. Really beautiful. Our kids (2 and 5) really enjoyed the amphitheater--climbing on the stage etc. I wouldn't spend any money to get here if not staying here, but...More

Thank Anna V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently rented a car and drove from punta cana to la romana. The drive was pretty relax and about 1 hour. After arriving at the altos de chavon the place is just great for a stop when you are on a road trip. The...More

Thank zuania c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is very charming with amazing architecture. If you are going to go to Altos de Chvon, I personally recommend a tour guide so someone can explain the significance of what you are experiencing/seeing. Just walking through and not understanding what you're seeing does...More

Thank Mari E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you come from Europe or have visited Europe, you will probably find this replica of a 16-century village funny but boring. Certainly overpriced ($25 entrance fee). We didn't understand why this village was constructed in the Dominican Republic since it doesn't have any historical...More

3  Thank JuleFT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just walking around this place is magical. It's architecture really has a special charm. It has a very pretty church where they do Saturday and Sunday masses, several restaurants and museums.

Thank Michelle O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of DR most beautiful places. Altos de Chavon is very beautiful and peaceful. You get a awesome view of river and all the buildings are great!!

Thank lauramjimenez
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Vacation, honeymoon whatever the moment, you can't go wrong here, it is absolutely beautiful, a must visit spot in Dominican Republic 🇩🇴.

Thank David101471
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We stopped here while on a tour of La Romana while cruising. The reviews of this place are positive for a reason, it really is amazing. It has a great back story and is such a well constructed place. This was the highlight of our...More

Thank Chiminee
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3 May 2017|
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Response from CelsoSO | Reviewed this property |
Take a cab and ask to make a tour including the place and downtown...he will wait while you take photos and walk
21 July 2016|
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Response from Renee B | Reviewed this property |
I agree arrange in advance there will not be cabs waiting.
22 May 2016|
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Response from Jose50 | Reviewed this property |
As we were on a tour from the hotel, our entrance fee was included in the excursion fee.