Domingo, Dominican Republic
This is the Zona Colonial in Santo Domingo. This city goes back
to around the 1500s!
This is a statue of Christobal Colon or Christopher Columbus. He
discovered the island of Hispaniola back in the 1400s!
I am looking out a window at the former home of Diego Colon. He
was the first Vice Roy of New Spain and the son of Christopher Columbus.
This is the oldest cathedral in the New World. It was built in
Ozama Fort is the oldest fort in the New World also. Spanish
conquerers like Hernando Cortez used this as their base to go explore
other lands in the New World.
The National Pantheon is a cemetary where the heros of the Dominican
Republic are buried.
We stayed at the Embassy Suites which is the tallest building in Santo
Domingo. They had a nice roof top pool deck to cool off.
picture / travel
I went to visit the
Dominican Republic in 2018. The island of Hispaniola was first
discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492. He sailed under the
Spanish flag so he conquered it for Spain. Santo Domingo is the
capital city of the Dominican Republic. It was also the capital
of New Spain. Thus, there are lots of historic colonial buildings
from the 1500s in the city still. We saw the oldest cathedral and
oldest fort in the New World there.
Last Updated: May 12, 2018 7:09 PM