From the historical to the cultural significance, Santo Domingo is a top tourist destination even without the added bonus of some of the best shopping in the country. Anything you could hope to buy is available here, from inexpensive trinkets to high end fashions imported from Europe.
For the best souvenir shopping in town, head to El Mercado Modelo, or the National Market, which is where you'll find around 100 independent vendors selling everything from spices and produce to jewelry and other handicrafts. Where souvenirs are concerned, you'll always want to be on the look out for jewelry made of amber (especially those with bugs trapped inside) and larimar as well as local rum, Mohagany rocking chairs, and coffee.
There are also plenty of malls throughout town, with both local and international chains selling clothing, accessories, electronics, house wears, and everything in between.
If you enjoy shopping for souvenirs or gifts you should think about visiting Cento Per Cento, which is located within downtown Santo Domingo. The leather goods available at Cento per Cento is mostly European and include such lines as Santi, Longchamp, Pollini, Moyna, and Moschino. These brands are well known for their quality and craftsmanship. Visitors will find them on Av W Churchill 1001.
A second place to consider is Espacio Cristiano, which is found just next door to Cento Per Cento. Espacio Cristiano is a Christian gift shop, selling items that promote the word of God. If you have questions and want to call in advance, you can do so at (809) 549-4272.
The chart below lists some key facts regarding 15 gift and souvenir shops in Santo Domingo.
|(809) 594-0077||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|(809) 540-8323||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|(809) 788-1354||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|Cento Per Cento||(809) 955-0008||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|(809) 683-9684||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|Espacio Cristiano||(809) 549-4272||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|(809) 688-9310||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|(809) 482-1442||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|(809) 473-4485||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|(809) 621-8900||Central Santo Domingo|
|(809) 689-6611||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|(809) 535-8762||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|(809) 685-0525||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|(809) 482-4220||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|(809) 688-7004||Downtown Santo Domingo|
One of the area's more popular specialty retailers is Duendes del Caribe. This store is located in downtown Santo Domingo. In an unassuming building in the city's Colonial Zone is Duendes de Caribe, a cozy art gallery featuring vibrant local art works for sale. This is a great place to see what is inspiring local artists as well as pick up a gift or souvenir that will last much longer that typical trinkets. Visitors can find them at 17 General Cabral.
A second option is Arte Berri, which is located 0.5 mi. (0.9 km) from Duendes del Caribe. The permanent art collection at Arte Barri features the works of local and International greats Julio Larraz, Cesar Menéndez, Yoryi Morel, Thimo Pimentel, Antonio Prats-Ventás, Guillo Pérez and Amaya Salazar, Nidia Serra, José Antonio Sistiaga and Alfredo Bikondoa, and Adam Straus. In addition to being a fine arts gallery and sculpture garden, Arte Berri is also the ONG headquarters, which promoted cultural events in the Dominican Republic. If you're looking for something specific, call them at (809) 688-2073.
Candido Bido Galeria De Arte: Featuring the works of prominent local artist Candido Bido, guests enjoy a unique take on the local aesthetic when they view his collection of paintings. You'll be able to find them at 5 Doctor Baez Street.
Several of the specialty shops in Santo Domingo can be seen down below.
|Art Gallery||(809) 686-7297||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|Arte Berri||Art Gallery||(809) 688-2073||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|Candido Bido Galeria De Arte||Art Gallery||(809) 685-5310||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|Golf Equipment and Pro Shop||(809) 620-2406||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|Art Gallery||(809) 955-0232||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|Art Gallery||(809) 955-0232||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|Duendes del Caribe||Art Gallery||(809) 686-5073||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|Jewelry Store||--||Central Santo Domingo|
|Art Gallery||--||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|Golden Arrow Diving||Dive Shop||(809) 566-7780||Central Santo Domingo|
|Jewelry Store||(809) 544-6102||Central Santo Domingo|
|Lyle O Reitzel Galery||Art Gallery||(809) 227-8361||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|Jewelry Store||(809) 566-7925||Central Santo Domingo|
|Mesa Fine Arts||Art Gallery||(809) 565-6060||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|Art Gallery||(809) 508-2008||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|Golf Equipment and Pro Shop||(809) 378-1616||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|Art Gallery||(809) 685-2156||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|Planet Bike||Bicycle Shop||(809) 535-2152||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|Art Gallery||(809) 544-0878||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|Quinta Dominica||Art Gallery||--||Downtown Santo Domingo|
Enjoy looking for interesting clothing? Perhaps you would enjoy Brooksfield Agora -- which is located in central Santo Domingo. High-fashion, high-quality clothing is available for both men and women at this location. A new line premiers each season, so if you only visit a few times a year you will be welcomed to a new collection each time. You'll be able to find them on Avenida John F Kennedy.
Another shop to consider is 7 Camicie Agora -- which is located just next door to Brooksfield Agora. Located on the second floor of the mall, 7 Camicie Agora specializes in sophisticated clothing made in Italy for men and women who seek out quality clothing that will last. The property is situated on Avenida John F Kennedy.
A third apparel shop you might enjoy is Oysho. This shop, which is located on the third level of the mall, is all about providing women with clothing that is at once feminine, flirty, and comfortable. While there are a few items that you might wear out to a special occasion, casual is key here. The property can be found on Avenida John F Kennedy.
The chart below provides some details regarding the 20 apparel shops located in Santo Domingo.
|7 Camicie Agora||Boutique||--||Central Santo Domingo|
|Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store||--||Central Santo Domingo|
|Department Store||(809) 534-3232||Central Santo Domingo|
|Boutique||(809) 544-7353||Central Santo Domingo|
|Brooksfield Agora||Boutique||(809) 633-2111||Central Santo Domingo|
|Cortefiel Agora||Boutique||(809) 547-2933||Central Santo Domingo|
|Desigual Agora||Boutique||(829) 544-7349||Central Santo Domingo|
|Kenneth Cole Agora||Boutique||--||Central Santo Domingo|
|La Senza Agora||Lingerie Store||--||Central Santo Domingo|
|Onda de Mar||Boutique||--||Central Santo Domingo|
|Oysho||Boutique||(809) 338-3050||Central Santo Domingo|
|Pull & Bear||General Clothing Store||(809) 333-3066||Central Santo Domingo|
|Punto Intimo Agora||Lingerie Store||(809) 338-0784||Central Santo Domingo|
|Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store||(809) 540-7777||Central Santo Domingo|
|Stradivarius Agora||Women's Clothing and Accessories Store||(809) 338-3055||Central Santo Domingo|
|SuiteBlanco||Women's Clothing and Accessories Store||(829) 544-7392||Central Santo Domingo|
|Tingola||T-Shirt Shop||(809) 683-6910||Central Santo Domingo|
|Trucco Shop Agora||Women's Clothing and Accessories Store||(809) 378-2015||Central Santo Domingo|
|Boutique||(809) 872-0268||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|Zara Agora||Boutique||(809) 338-3033||Central Santo Domingo|
Got the munchies? El Catador is found within downtown Santo Domingo. Hardwood floors, deep, rich colors, and leather arm chairs decorate the wine tasting room at El Catador, where you can sample wines and snack on cheese and prosciutto. Then, choose amongst over 500 bottles of wine to take home with you. The property is located on Av Lope De Vega 50.
You might want to look through the chart below for more information.
|Bakery||(809) 227-4348||Central Santo Domingo|
|Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store||(809) 688-8777||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store||(809) 526-9087||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store||(809) 535-8888||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store||--||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|El Catador||Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store||(809) 549-6215||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store||(829) 590-7791||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store||(809) 537-1522||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|Bakery||(809) 683-6544||Central Santo Domingo|
|Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store||(809) 683-0606||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store||(809) 482-5118||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store||(809) 987-1414||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store||(809) 563-0309||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|Grocery Store||--||Central Santo Domingo|
|Confectionery and Nut Store||(809) 549-5036||Central Santo Domingo|
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