Half Day Santo Domingo

Half Day Santo Domingo Tour Information


Los Tres Ojos  


Los Tres Ojos (The Three Eyes in English) is the name given to a 50-foot open-air limestone cave located in the Mirador del Este park, in the Santo Domingo Este municipality of the Dominican Republic. A series of three lakes, or ojos, the site is currently one of the most visited tourist attractions in the country. The caves are open from 9 am to 5 pm, and are illuminated at night by a myriad of colored lights.

  

  

The Cathedral of Santa María la Menor

 

The Cathedral of Santa María la Menor in the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo is dedicated to St. Mary of the Incarnation. It is the oldest cathedral in the Americas, begun in 1512 and completed in 1540. The Cathedral once held the title Primate of the Americas, it has since been the only Archdiocese to have held this title.

 

 

The Plaza de la Cultura

 

The Plaza de la Cultura is a large park area with three museums, the national theater and the national library. The land was once owned by the dictator Trujillo, and was ‘donated’ to the public after his assassination in 1961.


  The Palacio Nacional


The Palacio Nacional (English: The National Palace) is a building in Santo Domingo, that houses the offices of the Executive Branch (Presidency and Vice Presidency) of the Dominican Republic. Occupying an area of 18,000 square metres and luxuriously appointed throughout, the National Palace is considered one of the greatest and most beautiful buildings built in the Dominican Republic. The building stands on the grounds of the former Presidential Mansion (Mansión Presidencial), built during the United States military occupation of 1916-1924.

 

 

The Mercado Modelo

The Mercado Modelo in Santo Domingo is made up of dozens of similar stores selling typical crafts of the country paintings (many of them Haitian), Dominican and Cuban cigars, liquors, keepsakes, and jewelry, among other things. This really is a one-stop shop for all your souvenir shopping. Look for distinctive amber jewelry and spiced liquor supposed to have aphrodisiac qualities. Also worth checking out are the impressive carnival masks. 


Tour Includes


Accompanied by our tour guide you will visit.

  • Los Tres Ojos
  • The Cathedral of Santo Domingo
  • The Museum of Amber
  • The National pantheon
  • The Colonial Zone
  • Panoramic view of the National Palace
  • Also a time for shopping

Transfer in comfortable buses A/C

*Lunch is not included in this tour.


 

Tour Tip

Long pants and sleeves required at

The Cathedral.


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