Altos de Chavon

Altos de Chavon, La Romana: Hours, Address, Altos de Chavon Reviews: 4.5/5

Altos de Chavon
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
Altos de Chavon, is an architectural wonder, a 16th century replica of a Mediterranean village perched high above the Chavón River. The village was designed by Dominican architect Jose Antonio Caro, and created by Italian master designer and cinematographer Roberto Coppa. Dominican artisans handcrafted the stone pathways, decorative ironwork, furniture and enchanting buildings, reviving almost forgotten crafts of metal work and stone carving. Under Coppa's direction, each stone was hand cut, each wooden door frame was handcrafted and each wrought-iron detail hand-forged. Construction of the village began in 1976 and the village was inaugurated in 1982 with the concert of Frank Sinatra at the amphitheater. Altos de Chavon was built as a center of culture for the Dominican people.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Lamururira
New York City, NY201 contributions
Beautiful to walk around
Nov 2020
Restaurants were great and the grounds were amazing to explore. It rained a little so we were limited but we got to see it.
Written 9 June 2021
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Iliana L
5 contributions
Altos de Chavon
May 2021
Beautiful scenery and cute village. Nice for a stroll and pictures as well as for shopping and dining.
Written 25 May 2021
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Derricka W
2 contributions
WOW
May 2021
Amazing views! Loved the history. My tour guide Miriam was very knowledgeable. Loved the scenery....
Written 4 May 2021
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19,064 contributions
Closed because of covid
Apr 2021 • Couples
This was my first time to La Romana in DR, and was so excited to go back to Altos de Chavon. That being said, we abruptly found out by the resort we were staying at, that they are fully closed due to covid, and only the guests staying at their resort can access it. I even tried contacting the resort for a day pass or a one night fee, but at $745, it was a no no. Very disappointing as it says "open" on Google, and still can't enter this beautiful site...
Written 6 April 2021
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Nina R
22 contributions
Must visit! Gorgeous
Mar 2021
Beautiful vistas, must eat at Chilango! Ask for Vidal. Beautiful and scenic. There were not many shops open when we went but Chilango taqueria was our lunch stop every day!
Written 14 March 2021
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Leandro S
Miami, FL300 contributions
Great views
Dec 2020 • Family
Located on the Campo de campos resort, altos de chevron is a nice Italian style village providing great views of the surrounding area.
Written 14 March 2021
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WS Long
Orlando, FL166 contributions
Not open despite website
Dec 2020 • Couples
We checked the website before leaving Santo Domingo after hiring a car for hire. Upon arriving we found out that the Altos de Chavon is not open. We were not allowed to go in. This cost us time and money. Their website didn’t advertise any restrictions.
Written 26 December 2020
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Hi W S L We are sorry for your troubles and apologize for any confusion. As stated in the Altos de Chavon section in the Casa de Campo webiste: access to Altos de Chavón is suspended, as part of the COVID-19 prevention program, with the exception of scheduled photo-shoots and tour operator guided visits. Please check our social media channels or come back here for updated information. We hope to welcome you in the future, we hope to open for the general public soon. GH
Written 20 February 2021
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Ariane A
6 contributions
Beautiful views
Oct 2020
Loved Altos de Chavon, we don't get tired of visiting this beautiful place. Stores are a little pricey.
Written 27 October 2020
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svletas
Jackson, WY252 contributions
Super cool old world town built from scratch
Oct 2020
Amazing place, hard to believe they built this from scratch. It looks very authentic, with fun shops (amazing cigar store), restaurants (we loved Chilangos), and views of the river. The crown jewel is the 5,000 seat outdoor theatre. Not in use now, but we can imagine rocking concerts here when things get back to normal.
Written 26 October 2020
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,584 contributions
A re-created 16th century Mediterranean village in the Dominican Republic!
Nov 2019
The village of "Altos de Chavón" dates of 1976 and tries to "re-create" a 16th century Mediterranean town. It is today a popular tourist attraction to all those visiting "La Romana" and its awesome marina of "Casa de Campo". The village comprises a cultural center, a small archaeological museum, an amphitheater with 5,000 seats (known for some important historic concerts and shows), restaurants, art galleries and a few shops. At its center, a square, a fountain and a pretty chapel devoted to "San Estanislao de Cracóvia", the Patron Saint of Poland. No wonder, "Altos de Chavón" became a quite famous wedding venue in the Dominican Republic. Bring your cameras! Awesome views of the village and of the iconic "Río Chavón" await your visit. Nevertheless, the village does look quite fake. Enjoy!
Written 30 September 2020
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