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Santo Domingo

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Caribbean a favorite destination for Italians, the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo is the capital of which, counting on prestigious golf courses, luxury hotels, restaurants, night clubs, casinos, magnificent beaches, lagoons, coral reefs, rivers and lakes.

Is also rich historical heritage. The ancient part of the capital is one of the most beautiful colonial cities in the world, as well as Havana.

The Republic occupies two thirds of the island of Hispaniola (the other part belongs to Haiti) and has six million inhabitants, Santo Domingo has a population of 2. On November 7, 1493 Christopher Columbus founded the first settlement in the New World, La Isabela, 35 km north of Puerto Plata.


What to visit

The main street of the capital, El Conde, the Parque Colon and the Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor, the Convento de Santa Clara (1522), the Reloj del Sol, sundial of 1753, the Alcazar de Colon, palace built by Columbus' son, Diego. The entire old town, in fact, is a real open-air museum.

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