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Santo Domingo new city
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Even if new Santo Domingo is rich in hotels, restaurants, cinema and theatres, stores, casino, discos and night clubs, however offers several interesting places.

Mercado Modelo, in Mella street, behind the Colonial City, with sale of local handicrafts,pictures, souvenir.

Palacio Nacional, in Doctor Delgado street, seat of the government.

Jardin Botanico, in Arroyo Hondo, with the most big floral clock all over the world and a beautiful Japanese garden.

Plaza de la Cultura, in Gazcue, with Teatro Nacional, Galeria de Arte Moderna, Cineteca, Museo de Historia Natural, Museo de Historia y Geografia and Museo del Hombre Dominicano.

In front of this museum three statues symbol of Dominican history: Enriquillo, a Indio rebel against the Spanish conquerors, Lemba, a black that breaks the bonds of the slavery of his people, and Bartolomeo de Las Casas, a Spanish preacher that in vain fighted for the defense of the Taino indios.

Faro de Colon, inaugurated in 1992 on the occasion of the Fifth Centenary of America discovery, that contains Cristoforo Colombo ashes, is lighted by laser lights that cast in the sky an immense luminous cross visible at wide distance (70 km), has a cross plan and is of enormous dimensions, 230 meters lenght, 70 meters width and 70 meters high. Was planed by John L. Gleave, English architect. On the mausoleumlevel ground, on October 12 Papa Giovanni Paolo II celebrated Mass, on the occasion of the transport of Colombo ashes from the Cathedral.

Finally, in the suburbs, on the right bank of Ozama river, Los Tres Ojos, natural cavern with three small subterranean lakes.

     
 
harbor way
 
     
 
cruise ships berthed
 
Malecon boulevard
 
Hilton hotel (left) and Malecon Center
Avenida George Washington (Malecon)
 
Mercado Modelo
 
Mercado Modelo
 
Parque Mirador del Este
 
Faro de Colon
 
Centro de Los Heroes ("Feria")
 
Centro de Los Heroes
 
Centro de Los Heroes
 
Centro de Los Heroes
 
Bolita del Mundo Feria
Boulevard del Expreso de la 27 de Febrero
 
Palacio Nacional, seat of government
 
Museo del Hombre Dominicano and the statues symbol of the country
the three statues: Enriquillo, Lemba, Bartolomeo de Las Casas
 
Galeria de Arte Moderna
 
Biblioteca Nacional
 
Planetario
 
Acuario Nacional
 
Jardin Botanico
 
Los Tres Ojos
     
 
 

 

 

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