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Alcazar de Colon

Plaza de Espana | Off Calle Emiliano Tejera at foot of Calle Las Damas, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Built by Christopher Columbus's son between 1510 and 1514, this restored building was one of the first structures built in the oldest remaining European city in the Americas.
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  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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Plaza de Espana | Off Calle Emiliano Tejera at foot of Calle Las Damas, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
+1 809-682-4750
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you enjoy being in the midst of history you will enjoy the exhibits in this museum, This, along with the museum of the Royal Houses will give you a good foundation of the colonial past of the D.R. The audio guide is recommended.

Thank Kathryn W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here from trip from Punta Cana but please be aware that it takes over 3 hours on a coach. Great history and there is a guide there & you get a headset to listen to guides commentary.

Thank AndyMM1963
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the house of Columbus and is very beautiful architecturally and the way things are organized. The artifacts are displayed in their original settings in each room. The place is kept very clean and nothing is out of place. The guided tour is really...More

Thank Cowboy4fillies
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed this tour the most on our visit. The old structure and architecture and history of Christopher Columbus it was simply fantastic. Excellent for children of all ages ours are 7&8 and loved every minute of the tour and looking at all the old furniture....More

Thank Ashley M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is the oldest residence in America. It is interesting to visit it. Moreover, an audio guide is available for the tour.

Thank Mattia R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful place, inside and out. We did the audio tour. A beautiful building and for 100 pesos a reasonable price. Great gardens, huge selection of weapons from the times.

Thank wateryhobos
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Walked here from our hotel in zone colonial. Very interesting historically, we took and audio guide which I would highly recommend.

Thank Kate H
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I really liked the old zone during the night. The place is surrounded with different restaurants, all with the characteristic dominican music. To visit Columbus' house you must go during the day, if not you'll miss this part of the trip. Must mention the restaurants...More

Thank franchescavm
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Another 1500's building where pirates took over and see 16th and 17th century original stuff...so neat!! Do the audio as there is no actual writing or stuff to read yourself.

Thank TrinityFlKeys
Reviewed 24 July 2017

I enjoyed my visit here. It is a very cool piece of history. It's inexpensive and doesn't take too long to walk through. Definitely worth passing through if you're in the area.

Thank 1Rocky
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6 January 2015|
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Response from Tony S | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if there is a time when the dress in period costume as we were only there once