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 Christopher Columbus brother 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. Fourteen years later It was also the first location of Africans or Blacks in the New World starting from 1510 when 50 enslaved Blacksfrom West Africa were shipped brought in

The city 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. The Dominican Republic is the most visited Caribbean country with 6.1 million visitors per year

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Punta Cana is the most visited city in the Dominican Republic

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Puerta Plata

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