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National Palace

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Address: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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+1 809-695-8033
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The lavish building that has been the home and offices of the Dominican...

The lavish building that has been the home and offices of the Dominican president since 1947.

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Beautiful President palace

We had been to santo domingo for new year celebration first time due to which many places were not open I guess. so we couldn't visit this place but happened to see from outside... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Managua, Nicaragua
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice view, nice facility, visitors are allowed to take pictures with guards, no access inside. Prefer the Xmas decoration in the gardens.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been to santo domingo for new year celebration first time due to which many places were not open I guess. so we couldn't visit this place but happened to see from outside. Would want to visit from inside on our next visit for sure.

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Riverside, California
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235 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

It's nice to see the presidential building this close. It's a beautiful building. We could not go inside that day , but it was still a great experience to see this grand building with its beautiful gardens. Don't miss it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Nice but...The main entrance has guards and no visitors are allowed inside. However you're allowed to take pictures with the guard as well. Nice site but the visit is very quickly done.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

As you drive through the neighborhood, this area seems like just an upscale neighborhood. It is not like a metro area surrounded by many tall buildings juxtaposed to one another. This is where the presidential palace is erected. The main entrance has about half a dozen guards and no visitors are allowed inside. So you can peek out. At least... More 

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

by all means, when you drive by this place while on a day in Sto. Dgo., ask your driver to stop by the south gate of the palace, although its charm does not compare to the beefeater, yet, you may ask the guards to pose for a photo, and they won't ask for a dollar (like Hollywood Blvd.) If you... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

Drove by, took a few pics of the building and posed to take a picture with one of the local guards. Really not much else to be done.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

Lovely building with nice gardens. This is a relatively new building for the president. It's certainly the statement building in the atea

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Ann Arbor, MI
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Our tour stopped here for about 15 minutes. It was perfect just to take a few pictures from the outside. Not sure if you can get inside this place or not but I wouldn't go out of the way to visit it.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Part of our full-day Santo Domingo day tour. Pleasant. Was told not always possible to stop the tour bus there especially when events are present. We were fortunate and rushed out to take some photographs ( and with the front gate-guards too ). It's an election year, so lots of posters and banners around anda little more meaningful. Be careful... More 

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