“¿Qué es la historia? Un eco del pasado en el futuro; Un reflejo del futuro sobre el pasado. Victor Hugo
Nowadays, society is so focused on looking into the future, that many times we forget where we come from. History is a very important factor, if not the most important, that defines who we are and lead where we are going.
If you are planning to go on vacations to a place where you can get in touch with your past and your ancestors, then, the capital of Dominican Republic is the most suitable next destination for you this summer.
Santo Domingo de Guzman is a city next to the Caribbean Sea and filled with history. It was the first one in the American continent, founded by Bartholomew Columbus in 1496 on the east bank of the Ozama River, and then moved in 1502 by Nicolás de Ovando to the west bank of the river. In other words, it was the first seat of the Spanish regiment, and thus, has the oldest cathedral, university, castle, monastery and fortress in what was the New World, and now is called America.
Although Santo Domingo is not a beach town, it provides a great amount of activities and places to visit to everyone who steps a foot in it.
The most important place is the city’s Colonial Zone, a historic neighborhood, which is located in the west bank of the Ozama River, and has a high number of landmarks such as: Alcazár de Colón, Fortaleza Ozama, Catedral de Santa María de la Menor, Monasterio de San Francisco, Museo de las Casa Reales and Parque Colón.
Despite the fact that these are the most important, there are around three hundred historical sites in the area including, monuments, houses of significant figures and important streets.
But, as Santo Domingo is an expert in pleasing its visitors, after some long walks during the day, at nights, it will be ready to give you some fun at the best clubs and bars of the city until the break of dawn, and which are waiting for you to take your sneakers off and put some nice and comfortable clothes on.
All of this, can be enjoyed by you and your family, the only thing you need to do is to book reservation, and have some Santo Domingo all-inclusive vacations, which you will never forget, and will make your trip the best of all.