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Visit the World Heritage Site of Alcazar de Colon, built over 500 years ago by Diego Colon, Christopher Columbus’ son. Currently housing the Caribbean’s greatest collection of medieval and Renaissance works, along with its famed tapestry collection, the historical residence offers something to interest any art connoisseur. Admire the beautifully restored rooms, filled with artifacts from the colonial era, and be transported back in time. You can take a guided tour to gain greater insight into the history of the artifacts, or simply hire an audio guide. To visit Alcazar de Colon on your trip to Santo Domingo, use our Santo Domingo trip builder website .
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Alcazar de Colon Reviews
Really well taken care of and awesome for pictures. Plenty of restaurants to eat at during the evening but it's pretty overpriced. I'd do it once if you're new there, get outdoor seating. more »
They have kept the house as faithful as possible to how it was when lived in by the family of Christopher Columbus. Beautiful artifacts and we could have spent longer, the guide was excellent and... more »
When I went here the museum was closed, but this building is worth seeing. The old school architecture is really cool to see. The plaza that its in has benches that over look the water and a doc with a view of a really cool bridge. If you're in the area you should make time for this. This is also the building on the back off the 1000 bill.
Really well done and the audio guide is excellent. The staff are so kind and helpful. Really cheerful and cordial. The items are well preserved. I only wish the museum was air conditioned because it is a very humid and sweaty situation.
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