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Calle de Las Damas

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Address: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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This cobblestone street, the first ever built in the New World, is known...

This cobblestone street, the first ever built in the New World, is known for its numerous beautiful structures from centuries past.

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Nice colonial street

Our hotel was located on this street. It is pretty short and as they say the first paved street on America built during Diego colon's rule for his wife so she had a place to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Montrose
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our hotel was located on this street. It is pretty short and as they say the first paved street on America built during Diego colon's rule for his wife so she had a place to stroll. Expect nice old stony buildings, some embassies, museums and churches...colonial zone is not that big and this street is hard to miss...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this beautifully preserved street was the show case of the first ViceRoy in the Americas, Diego Colon, Son of the Admiral when moved to his Palace brought along "Damas" from the Nobility of Spain , which gave the name to this Street full of Palaces and beautiful homes when Santo Domingo was the Center of Business and Politics in America

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Trinidad
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This street is short by any standard. Many Old Colonial buildings of Historical importance are on this Street. The river separates the Industries on the opposite side.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I only realised its history when I went online at the end of the day. It's a nice walk, but it's nothing spectacular. It's very close to the the other tourist attractions.

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Shoreline
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So, it's a street, and there are some old buildings. And that's about it. The view, when you can see it, is of a grubby river, and there are a few landmarks, though nothing too remarkable or grand. I'd avoid the area and just go find a beach.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely and beautiful street and is historically significant because it's the first paved street of the new world. The street is called Calle Las Damas (street of the ladies) the name comes because the aristocratic Spanish female colonist during the Spanish empire , would walk down this street during evenings to gossip and just socialize.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is probably on of the most interesting streets on the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo. It is a very short walk, but there is a point of interest every step you take.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Calle Las Damas has so much history that you need some kind of guidance to read the history on this street, it's monuments, it's origin..etc. Must go in the Day Time. You will be walking in really Old time...make stops on ALL monuments and castles you will find. Make sure you have walking shoes for your comfort and support. DO... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Not much else to say - relaxed, with sights near by, beautiful buildings.We took the whole road, and dropped in at the castle and the Pantheon on the way.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Nice easy walk from the main square. It borders the river and is not so clean. The fort is located right down the street. Many other cool buildings to see. There is some nice restaurants of the large cold square. During the day is a good time and safe time to come here. I would Not feel safe in this... More 

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