Santo Domingo Colonial District

Known as the "Zona Colonial" in the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo's Colonial District is the oldest city in the new world and listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can walk the cobblestone streets of this town and feel as though they've been transported back in time.


The Colonial Zone is known as the "City of Firsts" and as tourists explore the area will encounter the first hospital, customs house, cathedral, university, monastery, and more in the new world. There are 300 different monuments, homes, streets, and churches here that bring a piece of history to the present day.

Staying Close

Zona Colonial is a good option for those wishing to visit Santo Domingo Colonial District, since guests staying in this part of the Dominican Republic will be pleased to have easy site access during their time there. If you want to book your stay within easy reach of Santo Domingo Colonial District, there are a fair number of hotels to choose from in the area.

Hotels near Santo Domingo Colonial District
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Hodelpa Caribe Colonial Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.2 km) NW
Bettye's Galleria Guesthouse Guest house 0.1 mi. (0.2 km) NNW
Hotel Conde De Penalba Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.1 km) WNW
Hostal Nicolas De Ovando Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.3 km) N
Tierra Plana Hostel 0.2 mi. (0.0 km) W
Mercure Comercial Santo Domingo Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.1 km) WSW
Sofitel Frances Santo Domingo Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.2 km) NW

Location and What's Nearby

Vivacious visitors will also be enticed by the area because of the possibility of open-air pursuits. Historic site patrons also hoping to play a round or two of golf should consider going to the closest course, Isabel Villas Golf. If golf doesn't tickle your fancy, additional outdoor opportunities can still be found at Montesinos Beach, the closest beach. Happily, many other beach and golf attractions are available in the region. Historic site guests will discover multiple other local attractions in this general area. There are a pair of other places nearby you may want to visit -House Of The Presidents and Catedral Primada de América- which are both situated within just a few miles of the historic site.


Contact Information

Location: Zona Colonial, the Dominican Republic


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