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Ciudad Colonial (Zona Colonial) Tours

Ciudad Colonial (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 streets of Santo Domingo, where the country’s urban center is ripe with the smells and sounds of Latin America.

But visitors who venture to Ciudad Colonial (Zona Colonial)—one of the city’s most historic neighborhoods—will find a tiny enclave filled with traditional European-style architecture, well-kept parks, cobblestone streets and artistic nods to great adventurers.

A mighty bronze statue of Christopher Columbus sits at the center of Parque Colon, and nearby Calle Las Damas is the oldest paved road in the New World. These historic sites, paired with incredible architecture unlike anywhere in Santo Domingo, are just part of what make Zona Colonial a popular destination for travelers looking to escape the hustle of the city, as well as those who want to experience the nation’s capital as it used to be.

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Zona Colonial is approximately five square kilometers located on the western side of the Ozama River. It includes several important buildings including the Catedral Primada de America and Alcazar de Colon. 
Address: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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First City of the New World Tour

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Immerse yourself in the history of the New World on this comprehensive, 11-hour tour of Santo Domingo from Punta Cana. Visit Three Eyes National Park, the Columbus Lighthouse, and the UNESCO-listed Colonial Zone with your group and guide. Buffet lunch and round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels included.
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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.
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Immerse yourself in Santo Domingo's rich history during this full-day excursion 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.
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Take a tour of the oldest city in the New World and gain a deeper understanding of the first permanent settlement of Christopher Columbus after arriving in the Americas. Follow your expert guide through the landmarks of this UNESCO World Heritage Sight, where you'll find the first cathedral, paved road, hospital, university and more. Whether you love history or culture, this is the perfect tour!
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