The Villa of Dona Emilia was the house of the wealthy Dona Emilia. Dona Emilia exported trees that were used to make hair dye in Europe, a very sought after resource. Her house, or rather mansion, is French; and not just in style. The villa was actually built in France and then later relocated to its current spot in 1895.
Unfortunately, time has not been kind to the villa. While it still stands, the effects of age on the structure are clear.
Monte Cristi is a good option for those wishing to visit Villa Dona Emilia, because travelers to this part of the Dominican Republic will have the benefit of easy access to this historic attraction during their visit. You can expect little traffic surrounding this historic site, particularly since there is such a modest selection of lodging options nearby.
One nearby coastline that does attract a few historic site visitors, is Playa Juan de Balanos.
Location: Calle Duarte, Monte Cristi, the Dominican Republic
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