Santo Domingo is the oldest city in the New World and was founded by Christopher Columbus and his younger brother, Bartholomew Columbus, in 1496. The part of the city inhabited in the early 1500’s is called the Colonial Zone (Zona Colonial in Spanish). The Colonial Zone boasts of many firsts for the New World. The first paved street, university, cathedral, castle, monastery, hospital, and fortress – to name a few. With beautiful architecture and the rich history, the Colonial Zone is a must see while visiting Santo Domingo. The Colonial Zone has been classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
In the Colonial Zone, along with the beauty of the historical buildings, you will find: hotels, restaurants, cafes, museums, bars, shops, etc. The two most famous streets in the Colonial Zone are Calle Las Damas (the street of the women) and Calle Conde. Calle Las Damas was the street … Read More