Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
It’s the end of the line for them and we all felt in need of a ‘holiday’, so we booked rooms in a lovely hotel (Boutique Hotel Palacio) in a refurbished colonial building in the Zona Colonial of DR’s capital city, Santo Domingo.
Santo Domingo is the oldest city in the New World, and claims to have the first street, cathedral, university and hospital in the Americas, dating back to the early 16th century.
The Zona Colonial – the old town – has been declared a World Heritage Site and has been meticulously restored: there are impressive churches and official buildings, and cobblestone streets lined with beautiful stone houses that showed architectural links to all the great cities of Latin America. It’s lovely.
We spent a day or so just wandering around the streets – we weren’t really in the mood for museums and such, but happily just snapped photos. Lots of photos.
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