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

Assuming you like to explore other people and places, you might want to visit a museum while on vacation in Santiago De Los Caballeros. To learn detailed information regarding each museum, try clicking on the name.

A landmark worth visiting is Casa del Arte. It is found in central Santiago De Los Caballeros. In addition to Dominican painting, photography, and sculpture on display, a film club meets here regularly screening art house films and sticking around to discuss. Live music and theater occurs here as well.

Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is Tobacco Museum. It is found within central Santiago De Los Caballeros. The Tobacco Museum has several exhibits that focus on the growing of tobacco, the growth of the industry in the Dominican Republic, the processing of tobacco into cigars, and the use of tobacco in the West. The museum also occasionally features temporary exhibits that change from time to time. Visit their website or contact them for up-to-date information on rotating exhibits.

Centro León: Everything you need to know about the culture of the Dominican Republic is housed within the Centro Cultural Eduardo Leon Jimenes. Founded by Eduardo Leon Jimenes, who wanted to create a spot for locals to learn to appreciate art, the museum began to take on a life of its own when donations began pouring in.

The chart directly below shows more information about some museums to consider 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

Do you enjoy exploring the history of the places you visit? If so, you should consider visiting a few of these historical sites during your vacation.

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Catedral de Santiago Apóstol. It is found within 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 common landmark for vacationers is Fortaleza San Luis. It is located 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.

Glance through the following table for more information on historic sites 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

Travelers may explore some other worthwhile local landmarks in this area.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Monumento A Los Héroes De La Restauración. It is located 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.

The table below enables you to learn more details on other kinds of sites of interest to vacationers.

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 would prefer having a wider range of attractions beyond what's offered on this page, you might want to look beyond these choices. To read our full guide to other attractions, go to this page.

 

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