Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo

Must see · Landmark · Tourist Spot
A World Heritage Site, Zona Colonial represents the oldest permanent settlement of the "New World," established in 1502. The old town district incorporates a host of historic sites, including many churches, forts, and museums that feature walls of stone, brick or earthen construction. Many visitors like to absorb the nightlife here, with a romantic setting of restaurants and bars amongst ornate architecture. Be sure to bring plenty of water, sunblock, and your camera. Add Zona Colonial and other attractions to your Santo Domingo trip itinerary using our Santo Domingo day trip planning app.
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  • This is the old town of Santo Domingo. Its colonial style and colorful buildings make for a great visit. It is a small zone and walkable and offers a lot of shops and restaurants and some decent...  more »
  • Very nice and a worthwhile visit for any tourist. Just note that you should not walk outside the zona colonial. We were stopped (and assisted) by the police twice.  more »

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