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El Alcázar de Colón, Santo Domingo

El Alcázar de Colón - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
El Alcázar de Colón
Plaza de España, Santo Domingo, Dominican RepublicMap
Puertas de las Atarazanas y San Diego
+1 809 689 5946
Neighborhood: Colonial Zone
Overview

This interesting historical building was built in the 1520s. The palace was primarily constructed in Italian Renaissance style with some Gothic details. The main entrance, however, was designed in the Isabeline style. The building comprises two rectangular floors, two wings joined by a central corridor and two galleries. In 1770 the building was abandoned. Attempts were made to turn it into a prison, but none were successful. In 1809 and 1835, parts of the building collapsed due to major landslides, but in 1957 it was restored to its present condition, where visitors can now come admire and soak in the intense historical atmosphere.

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El Alcázar de Colón General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
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