Santo Domingo Points of Interest and Places to Visit

Santo Domingo

National Botanical Garden

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Founded in 1976, the National Botanical Garden in Santo Domingo was named after a Dominican botanist who published a guide to the plant life of Hispaniola. ...  Read more

Alcázar de Colón (Columbus Palace)

This UNESCO World Heritage site located in Santo Domingo’s Colonial Zone, is the oldest Viceroy residency in all of the Americas. Once the home of the famous ...  Read more

Boca Chica

With its powder-soft white sands and warm waters, Boca Chica is the ultimate beach resort and at less than half an hour from Santo Domingo, it makes a popular ...  Read more

Calle de las Damas

Calle de las Damas is one of the Colonial Zone’s most picturesque destinations. The cobblestone street—said to be the first ever in the New World—is lined ...  Read more

Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor (Catedral Primada de América)

Recognized as one of the oldest churches in the Americas, Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor is Santo Domingo’s most famous religious structure. Tucked into ...  Read more

Columbus Lighthouse (Faro a Colón)

Like much of this capital city, Faro a Colon, a bold and imposing cross-shaped structure, serves as a tribute to one of the world’s most famous explorers. ...  Read more

Columbus Park (Parque Colon)

In a diverse city with streets that vary from colonial cobblestone to well-worn dirt paths, the bustling square of Columbus Park proves iconic, with an energy ...  Read more


The city of Santo Domingo is one of Dominican Republic’s most diverse and colorful urban destinations. The upper-middle class sector known as Gazcue is no ...  Read more

Los Tres Ojos

Los Tres Ojos—one of Santo Domingo’s most unique attractions—is an open-air limestone cave that’s home to three beautiful lakes. A nearby underground river ...  Read more

Museum of the Royal Houses (Museo de las Casas Reales)

Travelers looking to get in touch with Dominica Republic’s deep European roots will find the Museum of the Royal Houses a must-see stop in Santo Domingo. This ...  Read more

National Palace

The city of Santo Domingo is one of the oldest in the Caribbean, however the National Palace isn’t a colonial-era structure. Instead it harkens to a different, ...  Read more

Ozama Fort (Fortaleza Ozama)

This 16th-century fortress located in the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo was built by the Spanish and is recognized today as a UNESCO World Heritage site. ...  Read more

Palacio de Bellas Artes

The Palace of Fine Arts, located in the heart of Santo Domingo, was designed by Francisco Manuel Batista and built to showcase the culture and traditions of ...  Read more

Plaza de España (Plaza de Armas)

Plaza de Espana was once a vast open field cultivated by the Taino Indian prior to the arrival of Spanish colonizers. It later became the starting point for ...  Read more

Zona Colonial

The Caribbean is known for its brilliant colors and vibrant culture. Travelers to Dominican Republic will find this to be especially true amid the lively ...  Read more

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