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An ancient amphitheatre, Altos de Chavon, Monuments and walks, Dominican Republic
An ancient amphitheatre

The village amphitheatre, which opened in 1982 with a performance by Frank Sinatra and Carlos Santana, can seat up to 5,000 people and still hosts various musical events all year-round.

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Altos de Chavon Dominican Republic
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Altos de Chavon

The site of Altos de Chavon, a gigantic reconstruction of a Medieval Italian village within Casa de Campo village, encloses, among other things, an art school and a rich pre-Columbian archaeological museum. It overlooks the river which goes by the same name: Rio Chavon, which you can follow up to the waterfalls. Some landscapes were the setting for the films 'Apocalypse Now' and 'Rambo'. Keep in mind that some hotels offer boat excursions to Catalina Island and Saona Island.

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Altos de Chavon

Altos de Chavon, Monuments and walks, Dominican Republic
Altos de Chavon

There is an amazing reconstruction of a medieval Italian village at the Casa de Campo complex.

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The Rio Chavon, Altos de Chavon, Monuments and walks, Dominican Republic
The Rio Chavon

This amazing site overlooks the river with which it shares its name, the Rio Chavon, which you can follow all the way up to the waterfalls. Some of the surrounding landscapes have been used as sets for the Apocalypse Now films.

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Sculpture of a dolphin, Altos de Chavon, Monuments and walks, Dominican Republic
Sculpture of a dolphin

Built in 1975, this centre of art and culture houses a design college affiliated with New York's Parsons School, a series of art galleries, and an archaeological museum.

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Romeo and Juliet's balcony, Altos de Chavon, Monuments and walks, Dominican Republic
Romeo and Juliet's balcony

You can even see the reconstruction of Romeo and Juliet's balcony in Verona!

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The village church, Altos de Chavon, Monuments and walks, Dominican Republic
The village church

The town is teeming with art galleries, workshops, cafe terraces, and courtyards in full bloom, not to mention an extremely authentic little church.

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