Cities of the Caribbean: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo is the Capital of the Dominican Republic, and the second largest city in the Caribbean. Founded by Bartholemew Columbus in 1496, on the east bank of the Ozama River and then moved by Nicolás de Ovando in 1502 to the west bank of the river, the city is the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the Americas, and was the first seat of the Spanish colonial rulein the New World

The country is also the site of the first cathedral, castle, monastery, and fortress built in the Americas, located in Santo Domingo’s Colonial Zone, a World Heritage Site.

 

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At 591 feet this residential building will be the tallest building in the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean

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Santo Domingo

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San Pedro de Macoris

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Punta Cana

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Santiago de Los Caballeros

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