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Parque Colon

C/ El Conde | Centro Histórico, Santo Domingo 10210, Dominican Republic
+1 809-687-4722
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One of Santo Domingo's main gathering places, this plaza has a bronze statue of Columbus at its center.
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C/ El Conde | Centro Histórico, Santo Domingo 10210, Dominican Republic
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+1 809-687-4722
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"people watch"
in 21 reviews
"christopher columbus"
in 30 reviews
"musicians playing"
in 3 reviews
"shoe shine"
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"beautiful park"
in 6 reviews
"nice square"
in 3 reviews
"starting point"
in 3 reviews
"el conde"
in 9 reviews
"locals and tourists"
in 3 reviews
"buy souvenirs"
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"historic area"
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"the main square"
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"oldest cathedral"
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"take photos"
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"old city"
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"piece of history"
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"walking tour"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As you exit the cathedral you encounter a wonderful park that has amazing architecture and stores. Nice statue of Columbus in the center but the pigeons don’t give you a chance of a nice picture without them in it. Some tourist chasers trying to sell...More

Thank Raoul L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the center of the historic center, thus a must in the Historic District. Nice and spacious. See people from all walks of life.

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

It's a nice relaxing square during the day with bars and restaurants around the square featuring a statue of Christopher Columbus (which left leaning American tourists appear to be determined to mock and capture this on film) Plenty of shade available and you aren't hassled...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

I think plazas in Latin America are the best. This one is no different! There is always a lot going on. It's great for people-watching. There are several decent restaurants around the plaza. If you like feeding pigeons, there are plenty! Worth a visit!

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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

This is the main square in the colonial zone and is a gathering spot for locals and tourists alike. Great to people watch sit down have a drink and watch the world pass by. Most colonial zone attractions easy walk from here

Thank Rob R
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

We walked into the Parque Colon as we exited the Catedral Primada de America. There are lots of people selling rosaries, be ready you will be swarmed. We headed for the little cart selling water and soda. There are benches to just sit and people...More

Thank Rhonda B
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

I've written about Parque Duarte before, that it''s the watering hole off the Colonial Zone but now... I see that it's also the hang-out spot for everyone- families, bohemians, artists, musicians, professionals and LGBTQ Communities! There's even little cubbyhole stands and vendor carts where you...More

Thank HLuiz M
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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Very elegant little place. It’s busy but your in the middle of the colonial zone. Watch out for all the pigeons it was like a mini Trafalgar Square. Some nice restaurants and shops surrounding.

Thank Yarnac
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

It was a pleasure to visit this place with so much History! Went during the day and again during the night. Great night life and delicious restaurants to choose from!!

Thank AnaNelson25
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

Nice busy plaza with cafe's on one side where you can sit outdoors and watch life in Santo Domingo go about their business. There are plenty of pigeons, statue of Bartholomew Columbus (Christopher's brother) here. Just a nice place to sit and chill.

Thank alikarim
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