The oldest city in the New World is a fascinating mix of colonial charm and bustling modernity. You'll journey to the capital of the Dominican Republic to explore its treasure trove of historic and cultural attractions, and to be seduced by its infectious personality.
When we reach Santo Domingo, we'll visit all the top attractions. Discover the Colonial Zone, which has a wealth of Spanish-era architecture with cobbled streets leading to plazas with palaces, churches and castles. The sheer number of historical monuments meant its declaration as a UNESCO World Heritage Site was a mere formality.
You'll visit the 500-year-old gothic cathedral – the oldest in the Americas – and the more recent vintage Columbus Lighthouse, which projects a beam upwards. Stroll along the pedestrianised Calle El Conde, head to the Plaza España and see the Alcazar de Colon – the palace where Colombus's son lived – before enjoying some free time.