The travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler has included Santo Domingo’s Colonial City on the list of Latin America’s most beautiful neighborhoods. The world-famous magazine says that a stroll through this particular section of the Dominican capital “is a true delight.”
According to the magazine “…in this neighborhood is where history began in the New World and its colonial buildings are a true tourist attraction.” The article recommends a stroll along the “Las Damas” Street, perhaps one of the oldest in the Western Hemisphere.
The Colonial Zone was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1990 for its many historical firsts. Visiting tourists and residents marvel at the 520-year-old neighborhood’s colonial buildings and streets.
Today, the streets of the Colonial Zone are dotted with bars, restaurants, shops, offices and museums providing enjoyment and entertainment for all.
The Zone’s museums offer a glimpse into the most relevant aspects of the Dominican Republic’s history and identity.