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

You may enjoy staying in Zona Colonial if you plan on visiting Casa Del Tapao, as visitors to this part of the Dominican Republic will have the benefit of convenient access to the historical site for the duration of their trip. There is a sufficient collection of hotels in the community within range of this landmark.

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

There are multitudes of dining options to pick from in the region nearby Casa Del Tapao. Nexus Bar, which serves Mexican fare, is also the closest restaurant to this site. Also within reach, you and your companions will find options including Proud Mary and Mimosa where you and your companions may eat some International food and experience the culture of the Dominican Republic.


Contact Information

Location: Calle 19 de Marzo, Padre Bellini, Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic


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