Landmarks in Santiago De Los Caballeros

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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 enjoy expanding your knowledge of unfamiliar places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your time in Santiago De Los Caballeros. To read more information regarding each museum, you can click on the name.

A common landmark for vacationers is Casa del Arte. It is found 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.

Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is Tobacco Museum. It is located in central Santiago De Los Caballeros. Tobacco has played a major role in the economic development of the Dominican Republic, and the Tobacco Museum presents all that goes into the making and processing of tobacco, and the effect it has had on the Dominican Republic and the world.

Centro León: The museum is open from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The chart just below provides you with more information on some museums you might enjoy in and around Santiago De Los Caballeros.

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 enjoy experiencing the historical roots of an unfamiliar place, you might enjoy visiting some of these historical sites during your stay.

One popular destination is Catedral de Santiago Apóstol. It is found within central Santiago De Los Caballeros. Guests to the city will be able to explore the church as well as the statues, memorials, and art located inside. You can also stay for a mass if you want.

Many travelers also choose to visit Fortaleza San Luis. It is situated in central Santiago De Los Caballeros. Originally built of wood in 1804, Fortaleza San Luis was not finished with stone until 1874. Throughout its history it has served as a battle site several times.

Santo Cerro: A place of legend in the Dominican Republic, Santo Cerro is said to be the site of an apparition of the Virgin Mary. According to the story, Christopher Columbus was leading an army against the native Taino.

Take some time to look through the following chart to read more about historical sites in and around Santiago De Los Caballeros.

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

Vacationers may explore some other intriguing sites in this area.

A common landmark for vacationers is Monumento A Los Héroes De La Restauración. It is located within central Santiago De Los Caballeros. Once a monument to honor the dictator who ruled over the Dominican Republic, Rafael Trujillo, upon his death it took on new life and became a monument to commemorate the War of Independence with Spain. Today, visitors from around the world come on a regular basis to view the impressive Monumento a los Héroes de la Restauración.

The following table summarizes some key facts concerning other kinds of places of interest to travelers.

Miscellaneous Landmarks In Santiago De Los Caballeros
Name Type Location
Fabrica Anilo de Oro Cigar Factory 3.6 mi. North of Central Licey Al Medio
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

If you are looking for a wider variety of points of interest beyond just these, you might want to think about other locations. To visit our complete guide to other attractions, read this page.

 

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