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Santo Domingo Pictures

Zona Colonial picture in Santo Domingo
Malecon picture in Santo Domingo
Calle El Conde Art picture in Santo Domingo
Catedral Primada de America picture in Santo Domingo
Dinner with a View picture in Santo Domingo
Calle Las Damas picture in Santo Domingo
Alcázar de Colón picture in Santo Domingo
Columbus Lighthouse picture in Santo Domingo
City View picture in Santo Domingo
Monasterio de San Francisco picture in Santo Domingo
Columbus Lighthouse in the Nighttime picture in Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo National Palace picture in Santo Domingo
Columbus Park picture in Santo Domingo
Juan Dolio picture in Santo Domingo
Fortaleza Ozama picture in Santo Domingo
Old World Buildings picture in Santo Domingo
Los Tres Ojos picture in Santo Domingo
Horse-drawn Carriage picture in Santo Domingo
Punta Torrecilla Lighthouse picture in Santo Domingo
Agora Mall picture in Santo Domingo

A visit to Santo Domingo wouldn't be complete without a stop at the Zona Colonial. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was founded in 1498 and boasts more than 300 historical sites within its parameters. caribe-dr Flickr

For a stark contrast from Santo Domingo's Zona Colonial, take in the sites and entertainment of the newer Malecon. Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism

Wander the historic Calle El Conde and you'll likely stumble upon various art vendors, as well as multiple shops and restaurants. puroticorico Flickr

Also known as the Catedral Santa María La Menor, this 16th century church used to house the purported remains of Christopher Columbus. They were later moved across town to the Columbus Lighthouse. Ana Stefanovic Getty Images

The Alcázar de Colón shares space with some of the Zona Colonial's best sidewalk cafes.  Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism

The first street created in the city's Zona Colonial, Calle Las Damas is known for its decorative tiles and historic charm. puroticorico Flickr

The beautiful Alcázar de Colón was once the home of Diego Colón, Christopher Columbus' son and former viceroy of what is now the Dominican Republic. Lubomir Jendrol Getty Images

Although some call this attraction the Dominican Republic's "white elephant," other Santo Domingo visitors insist a trip to Columbus Lighthouse is a must. Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism

If you happen to be wandering around Santo Domingo's Malecon, you'll likely spot the area's famed El Obelisco. Originally built in 1936 by the country's notorious dictator, Rafael Trujillo, this monument now depicts anti-Trujillo murals and honors anti-dictator campaigners assassinated in 1960. N i c o_ Flickr

This Zona Colonial ruin isn't much to look at during the day; swing by in the evening instead when it's perfectly illuminated for photo ops. YOUNGtheHyphenate Getty Images

When this controversially designed lighthouse is lit, the beams can be seen from Puerto Rico. Sabrina Cambiaso Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism

For a look at one of Santo Domingo's most beautiful buildings, pay a visit to the Santo Domingo National Palace, which houses the country's Executive Branch. Jean-Marc Astesana Flickr

Christopher Columbus' influence on Santo Domingo is certainly felt in this central square, which honors the historic figure through its name and its statue of the late explorer. Sabrina Cambiaso Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism

Although Santo Domingo is known more for its historic architecture than its beaches, several are easily accessible from the city. One such beach is Juan Dolio, which is located about 38 miles west of the capital. Living-Learning Programs Flickr

Serving as a military garrison until 1970, this historic compound offers stunning 360-degree views from its rooftop lookout. czekma13 Getty Images

If you're a fan of historic architecture, then you'll love exploring this Old World city, which boasts a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Jalo Wikimedia Commons

For those looking to relax and unwind during their time in Santo Domingo, consider visiting Los Tres Ojos, which features three limestone caverns with lagoons. Eaulive Flickr

An alternative way to explore Santo Domingo's historic streets is by horse-drawn carriage. Look for them parked near Calle El Conde and Calle Las Damas. Adam Mizrahi Flickr

Even though this lighthouse isn't as well known as Santo Domingo's famous Columbus Lighthouse, Punta Torrecilla Lighthouse — which resides in the Sans Souci part of the city — garners attention thanks to its iconic blue and yellow spiral exterior. Eaulive Flickr

Whether you're looking to shop 'til you drop or just to pick up a couple of souvenirs, odds are you'll find what you're looking for at Agora Mall. Pedro Rosario Rodriguez Flickr

Zona Colonial picture in Santo Domingo
Malecon picture in Santo Domingo
Calle El Conde Art picture in Santo Domingo
Catedral Primada de America picture in Santo Domingo
Dinner with a View picture in Santo Domingo
Calle Las Damas picture in Santo Domingo
Alcázar de Colón picture in Santo Domingo
Columbus Lighthouse picture in Santo Domingo
City View picture in Santo Domingo
Monasterio de San Francisco picture in Santo Domingo
Columbus Lighthouse in the Nighttime picture in Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo National Palace picture in Santo Domingo
Columbus Park picture in Santo Domingo
Juan Dolio picture in Santo Domingo
Fortaleza Ozama picture in Santo Domingo
Old World Buildings picture in Santo Domingo
Los Tres Ojos picture in Santo Domingo
Horse-drawn Carriage picture in Santo Domingo
Punta Torrecilla Lighthouse picture in Santo Domingo
Agora Mall picture in Santo Domingo

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