Santiago De Los Caballeros Landmarks

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Although there are plenty of museums and landmarks spread throughout the whole of the Dominican Republic, Santiago de los Caballeros is the spot tourists with a real love for history and culture like to plan their getaway.  This destination is home to more than half a dozen of these important types of attractions, sharing information on a variety of topics from the arts to history, and even agriculture.

Museums

Tobacco Museum

If you like to become more aware of other cultures and places, you might want to visit a museum during your time in Santiago De Los Caballeros. To obtain more information about each museum, click on the name.

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Casa del Arte. It is situated in central Santiago De Los Caballeros. This small gallery specializes on Dominican artwork and culture, a favorite spot for locals to come together and discuss the significance of art in every day life.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit Tobacco Museum. It is found within central Santiago De Los Caballeros. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00am until 8:00pm, as well as on Sunday until 2:30pm. No new guests will be admitted into the museum after an hour and a half before closing (6:30pm Tuesday through Saturday, and 1:00pm on Sunday).

Centro León: Exhibits at this museum bring guests through the history and culture of the Domnican Republic, beginning when the island of Hispaniola first formed, and working its way through to present day.

The following chart provides you with a few details concerning some available museums in and around the area.

Museums In and Around Santiago De Los Caballeros
Name Phone Location
Casa del Arte (809) 471-7839 Downtown Santiago de los Caballeros
Centro León (809) 582-2315 Central Santiago De Los Caballeros
Cuvamar (809) 295-6280 Santiago De Los Caballeros
Museo Presidente Ramon Caceres (809) 578-9691 4.4 mi. Northwest of Central Cayetano Germosen
Tobacco Museum -- 0.4 mi. Southeast of Downtown Santiago de los Caballeros

Historical Sites

Catedral de Santiago Apóstol

If you like to explore the historical roots of a foreign place, you might want to visit some of these historical attractions during your time in Santiago De Los Caballeros.

A landmark worth visiting is Catedral de Santiago Apóstol. It is situated in central Santiago De Los Caballeros. Considered on of the central features of Santiago, the Cathedral has been the cultural center of the city since its consecration in 1895. While it is not particularly old, it is built in traditionalist styles and a beautiful church.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Fortaleza San Luis. It is located in central Santiago De Los Caballeros. Visitors who come to the fort today will be treated to a museum detailing the construction's history as fort, then military academy, and then finally as a museum for the public. Any questions that the museum does not answer the staff surely will.

Santo Cerro: The site is part of a church that visitors are free to explore. Guest will be able to enjoy the various art and architecture inside the church, as well as see the preserved hole where the cross was placed.

Be sure to look at the following table for more information about sites of historical interest in and around the area.

Historic Sites In and Around Santiago De Los Caballeros
Name Phone Location
Catedral de Santiago Apóstol (809) 581-8048 0.4 mi. Southeast of Downtown Santiago de los Caballeros
Fortaleza San Luis -- 0.6 mi. Southeast of Downtown Santiago de los Caballeros
Santo Cerro -- 4.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central La Vega

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Monumento A Los Héroes De La Restauración

Guests will enjoy some other interesting landmarks in Santiago De Los Caballeros.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Monumento A Los Héroes De La Restauración. It is found in central Santiago De Los Caballeros. Guests are invited to come and view this important landmark between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and noon, as well as 2:00 p.m.

Other kinds of landmarks in this area. are listed here:

Miscellaneous Landmarks In Santiago De Los Caballeros
Name Type Location
Maestro Cigar Factory Tour Cigar Factory 3.6 mi. North of Central Licey Al Medio
Monumento A Los Héroes De La Restauración Monument 1.1 mi. East of Downtown Santiago de los Caballeros

Of course, there are additional kinds attractions available. Readers can learn more concerning other attractions by clicking on this link.

 

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