Explore Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, and see how Christopher Columbus’ legacy is preserved in the vibrant Colonial Zone. This UNESCO World Heritage Site will transport you back in time, as it is the oldest permanent European community in the New World.
Santo Domingo boasts of sites such as the Alcazar de Colon, the Columbus family residence at the turn of the 16th century, the Fortaleza Ozama, a castle at the city’s river entrance, and the Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor, the oldest church in the Americas. After a day of expeditions, enjoy a range of savory cuisines. Choose from fresh, sea-to-plate delicacies like crab and red snapper, or go for some Spanish cured meats and tapas. Whatever your taste and adventure style, you are sure to find it in Santo Domingo.
Check out the weather in the capital city of the Dominican Republic.