Casa Del Tapao

Built around 1550, this nearly five century old house is one of the most intact historical building in Santo Domingo. Casa del Tapao is famous for one mysterious resident who would only come out at night with a concealed face. The stories have worked their way into local legends that vary from person to person.


Despite the house's history and relatively large size, it is modest; nothing more than a simple square structure.

Staying Close

Zona Colonial is a good option for those wishing to visit Casa Del Tapao, because travelers to this area of the Dominican Republic will be pleased to have convenient access to the historical site for the duration of their trip. There are a decent collection of lodgings in the region nearby Casa Del Tapao.

Hotels near Casa Del Tapao
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Casas del XVI Hotel 0.0 mi. (1.2 km) SSW
Casa Dona Elvira B & B 0.0 mi. (0.3 km) WSW
Mercure Comercial Santo Domingo Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.1 km) NE
Hotel Palacio Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.1 km) N
Tierra Plana Hostel 0.2 mi. (0.0 km) NNE
Hotel Conde De Penalba Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.1 km) NE
Hodelpa Caribe Colonial Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.2 km) NE

Location and What's Nearby

Active vacationers will likely be enticed by the area because of the opportunities for open-air options. Historic site guests also interested in golfing should consider going to the closest course, Isabel Villas Golf. Long days can also be spent at Montesinos Beach, the closest beach. However, while these options may be the most convenient to access, you'll still have access to an exciting selection of equally enjoyable beach and golf options. You will find a fair number of other local attractions in the vicinity. You'll find a couple of attractions -Capilla de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios and Parque Duarte Zono Colonial- each of them located a short distance from the historic site.


Contact Information

Location: Padre Bellini, Calle 19 de Marzo, Zona Colonial, the Dominican Republic


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