Photos - Santo Domingo
  • Santo Domingo is the capital of the Dominican Republic and considering the average size of the cities in the country, it sprawls across the Ozama River stretching for 40 sqm. A frenetic city where poverty rubs with incredible fortunes, like in most big cities, Santo Domingo isn't anything to write home about. However, one area that all the guide books will recommend seeing - and needless to say we ...

    Santo Domingo is the capital of the Dominican Republic and considering the average size of the cities in the country, it sprawls across the Ozama River stretching for 40 sqm. A frenetic city where poverty rubs with incredible fortunes, like in most big cities, Santo Domingo isn't anything to write home about. However, one area that all the guide books will recommend seeing - and needless to say we ...

  • This majestic fortified port is what's left of the former colonial fortifications, standing at the far end of the pedestrian street Calle del Conde.

    This majestic fortified port is what's left of the former colonial fortifications, standing at the far end of the pedestrian street Calle del Conde.

  • At the heart of a cosmopolitan district, this market hall displays an impressive variety of Dominican handicraft:

    At the heart of a cosmopolitan district, this market hall displays an impressive variety of Dominican handicraft:

  • With its golden-tinted coral limestone façade, Santa María la Menor was the first cathedral to be built in the New World.

    With its golden-tinted coral limestone façade, Santa María la Menor was the first cathedral to be built in the New World.

  • Especially well-restored, the New World's first street owes its name to the women of the courtyard who used to walk up and down it.

    Especially well-restored, the New World's first street owes its name to the women of the courtyard who used to walk up and down it.

  • From here, Cortez, Pizzarro, Balboa and Velazquez planned their conquest of, in order, Mexico, Peru, Panama, and Cuba.

    From here, Cortez, Pizzarro, Balboa and Velazquez planned their conquest of, in order, Mexico, Peru, Panama, and Cuba.

  • It is a rather ugly-looking giant cross-shaped cement building measuring 310m long, 44m wide, and 33m tall!

    It is a rather ugly-looking giant cross-shaped cement building measuring 310m long, 44m wide, and 33m tall!

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