Horse-Drawn Carriages Offer Tours in Santo Domingo’s Colonial City

Horse-drawn carriages decorated with the works of the country’s great plastic artists will now provide scenic tours of Santo Domingo’s Colonial Sector, the oldest in the Americas.

This initiative is sponsored by the Tourism Cluster of Santo Domingo, which purchased the new carriages through a Canadian company.

The carriages were painted by a select group of students from the country’s National School of Visual Arts.

The carriages will become part of the regular city tour packages offered by the Cluster to tourists who visit the Colonial Section.

The students have painted on the carriages the works of some of the Dominican Republic’s most famous plastic artists, such as Guillo Perez, Elsa Nuñez, Amaya Salazar, Souci Pellerano, Jose Cestero, Mirna Guerrero and Candido Bidó.

The project was sponsored by the “Pinturas Tropical” company, Adrian Tropical Restaurant, the National School of Visual Arts and by some of the artists whose works were used to decorate the cars.

In 1990 the country’s Colonial City was declared a Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO.

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