Colonial City of Santo Domingo
Among Dominicans the Colonial City is better known as “The Zone”, where you can find the first buildings constructed for religious, health, law enforcement and government purposes after the Spanish arrived in 1492. Here it’s where they built the first Cathedral of the Americas between 1523 and 1546, with a Gothic and Renaissance styles. The Alcázar de Colón, the oldest Viceregal residence in the Americas was built at the beginning of the 16th century by Christopher Columbus son, Don Diego Columbus, he lived there with his wife María de Toledo. The Columbus Park is in the center of the city’s ancient quarter. In the surroundings areas you will find museums, bars, restaurants, entertainment centers, craft fairs, and the rest of the historical monuments from the 16th century. Also known as the Primate of America, the Colonial City is an excellent choice for those seeking to know Santo Domingo the Dominican capital.