Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, is also the most modern and dynamic metropolis in the Caribbean. The Capital, as it is affectionately called, conveys the pulse of Dominican culture, where old and new converge perfectly, from centuries-old architecture and history, to large shopping centers, art galleries, a Active and interesting nightlife and an irresistible gastronomic scene.
Exploring the Colonial City, the first European settlement in the Americas and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1990, is a recommended experience for all travelers. This historic neighborhood consists of a maze of narrow streets full of architectural wonders that range from the 16th to the early 20th centuries. Its streets will take you to colonial buildings converted into museums, shops, hotels, restaurants and sidewalk cafes. Get on the Chu Chu Colonial train for a 45-minute tour of the area, hire a guide who will take you along the first paved street of America while you share stories, or rent a bike and ride on your own. For a rest surrounded by nature, enjoy a picnic on the lawn of the National Botanical Garden, the largest in the Caribbean, or walk along the Malecon at sunset to enjoy views of the Caribbean Sea, food stalls and watch people go by.
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