Dominican Rebublic

Santo Domingo

First city of the Americas

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Santo Domingo
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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo is the capital, commercial and cultural centre of the Dominican Republic situated in the Caribbean. The city is the oldest European-established city in the Americas, founded by Columbus in 1496, Santo Domingo is often called the first city of the Americas. Tall skyscrapers and mega-projects dot the skyline and the city has the highest population of any city in the Caribbean. The Avenida Winston Churchill has many large Plazas and is the banking centre of the city. The Zona Colonial is the old quarters of Santo Domingo and has many magnificent historical buildings and some excellent museums. Fine beaches are to be found outside the city that offer wonderful watersport opportunities.

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