Alcázar de Colón (Columbus Palace) Tours

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 Columbus family, the symmetrical structure was built by the famous explorers son is 1515.

This historic site, which is now home to the Museo Alcazar de Diego Colon, was once an architectural constellation of fifty rooms, gardens and courtyards. While this once impressive palace is today approximately half the size, the artifacts, tapestries and documents on display in the museum showcase a rich and colorful history that grants travelers a deeper understanding of the culture and stories of Santo Domingo, as well as one of the world’s most well-known explorers.

Practical Info

The museum — the most popular in Santo Domingo — is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
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Address: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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All-Inclusive Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana

Explore Santo Domingo, the oldest city in the Americas, on this 12-hour tour from Punta Cana. Stop  at 'Los Tres Ojos', a limestone caves containing a series of three lakes, to learn about the Dominican Republic's native Taino Indians. Stroll through the streets of Santo Domingo's Colonial Zone with your local guide, snapping photos and learning about the city's history. Eat a traditional Dominican buffet lunch and choose to spend time shopping for souvenirs.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Santo Domingo City Tour from Punta Cana

Get to know the city of Santo Domingo on this comprehensive, 10-hour tour from Punta Cana. Visit the Colonial City of Santo Domingo, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the location of the first cathedral, hospital and university in the New World. Visit Calle las Damas and Plaza Spain, as well as the Presidential Palace. Continue to Tres Ojos National Park to walk among the freshwater lakes and multitude of caves. At the Christopher Columbus Lighthouse, admire the views and take advantage of great photo ops. Eat a traditional Creole lunch, accompanied by singing and dancing servers. Round-trip transportation from Punta Cana is included.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Full-Day Santo Domingo City Tour from Punta Cana

Explore the city streets, back alleys, architectural landmarks and historical sights on this popular Santo Domingo city tour that showcases the best of the New World. Follow your expert guide through all the highlights of this stunning colonial city. Enjoy lunch at the Los Tres Ojos caves and enjoy expert commentary as you travel back in time.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Private Tour: Santo Domingo Sightseeing

Explore Dominican Republic’s capital city on this half- or full-day private tour of Santo Domingo. Navigate the historical colonial streets with your friendly, local guide, and see some of the New World’s oldest landmarks in what’s widely regarded as the oldest European-settled city in the Western Hemisphere. Wander the iconic Colonial Zone on foot or upgrade to the full day for a look at other city highlights.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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All-Inclusive Santo Domingo Sightseeing Tour from Punta Cana

Immerse yourself in the culture of Dominican Republic during this Santo Domingo sightseeing tour from Punta Cana. Learn about local life, explore city streets and landmarks with an expert guide and check out the natural lagoons known as Los Tres Ojos. Make stops at the famous Columbus Lighthouse, Alcazar Colon--the first cathedral--and more as part of this all-inclusive experience that's perfect for families and first-time visitors.
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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Santo Domingo City Tour From Punta Cana

Spend the day exploring one of Dominican Republic's most beautiful and eclectic colonial cities. Tour the city's first cathedral, pass by Christopher Columbu's house and check out local monuments and museums alongside fellow travelers and your local guide. This popular option for travelers showcases the best culture, history and heritage of this capital city. Whether you're a fist time visitor or a DR native, this is the perfect tour for those who want to hit all the highlights.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Santo Domingo Walking Tour From Punta Cana

Immerse yourself in Santo Domingo's rich history during this 10-hour tour from Punta Cana. Walk through the historic city's Colonial Zone, hitting all the most important landmarks.   Free time for shopping and lunch are included, as well as hotel pickup and drop-off in Punta Cana.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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