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

Those wishing to visit Santo Domingo Colonial District may choose to book their trip in Zona Colonial, as those staying in this part of the Dominican Republic will have easy site access during their time there. There is a respectable bunch of hotels in the locale nearby this facility.

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

If you work up an appetite viewing this historic site, you're in luck, since you'll find an impressive array of dining options in the general vicinity. Segafredo, which dishes out Italian dishes, will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. The eatery is a small distance away, but removed enough that you might decide to arrange for having a method of transport to travel there. Azul and Ejemplo are some more dining possibilities in the area where travelers will have the chance to enjoy the local cuisine in the Dominican Republic.


Contact Information

Location: Zona Colonial, the Dominican Republic


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