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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
We toured the home of Columbus' son today, and it was interesting. We used the audio tour devices, which were old and not functioning especially well. But you either need to use them or go on a formal... more »
Es un museo muy bueno para visitar, el mobiliario y los utensilios del siglo 15 permiten conocer como se vivía en aquellos años. more »It is a very good museum to visit, the furniture and utensils of the 15th century allow you to know how it was lived in those years.
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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