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It was here in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, that Christopher Columbus landed. As a result, Santo Domingo is home to one of the most beautiful colonial areas in the Americas. Many buildings of the XVI th and XVII th century are found here and this is to the great delight of visitors from around the world. Among the many emblematic buildings are the Primada Cathedral of the Americas, the Alcazar de Colon, the Ozama Fortress and many churches such as the Dominican Convent, the church Regina Angelorum etc …

Classified since 1990 by UNESCO as a world heritage site, the Colonial Zone is the subject of an extensive renovation operation. This initiative is financed in part by the IDB (Inter-American development Bank) which aims at converting some streets into pedestrian areas. Furthermore, many individual renovations aim to restore private properties under the supervision of architects who specialize in historical monuments.

One of the charms of the Colonial Zone is that it has retained much of its inhabitants, thereby making it a particularly lively and vibrant place.

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