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Altos de Chavon, is an architectural wonder, a 16th century replica of a Mediterranean village perched high above the Chavón River. The village was designed by Dominican architect Jose Antonio Caro, and created by Italian master designer and cinematographer Roberto Coppa. Dominican artisans handcrafted the stone pathways, decorative ironwork, furniture and enchanting buildings, reviving almost forgotten crafts of metal work and stone carving. Under Coppa's direction, each stone was hand cut, each wooden door frame was handcrafted and each wrought-iron detail hand-forged. Construction of the village began in 1976 and the village was inaugurated in 1982 with the concert of Frank Sinatra at the amphitheater. Altos de Chavon was built as a center of culture for the Dominican people.
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La Romana 22000, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of DR most beautiful places. Altos de Chavon is very beautiful and peaceful. You get a awesome view of river and all the buildings are great!!

Thank lauramjimenez
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Vacation, honeymoon whatever the moment, you can't go wrong here, it is absolutely beautiful, a must visit spot in Dominican Republic 🇩🇴.

Thank David101471
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here while on a tour of La Romana while cruising. The reviews of this place are positive for a reason, it really is amazing. It has a great back story and is such a well constructed place. This was the highlight of our...More

Thank Chiminee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful piece of history. Amazing architecture and well preserved. The local restaurants kind of pricey but the food is good and for a day of experience is not too bad.

Thank Claudia G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Words really can't describe the views and sites you will encounter at Altos de Chavon. Such unique architecture, feel, landscape!! Well worth the trip! Not a lot to actually DO here, but we enjoyed walking around, sitting in the amphitheater, checking out the views down...More

1  Thank Suzanne2375
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I felt like if this place had no view of the Rio Chavon river,this place would be a joke.Day I was there there was a blackout so the museums were closed.Amphitheater there was very big,and felt like it was from the stone age (it is...More

Thank wqu
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a gorgeous place! Beautiful spots to take photos. Feels like you stepped into a movie filmed in Spain. Quaint little shops, gorgeous architecture. A def must see. I visited here on a tour that also included a river cruise, which I highly recommend.

1  Thank HunteRuby
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We took a quick taxi over from the cruise ship terminal while sailing on the Carnival Vista ($8 per person round trip on an air conditioned bus). After approximately 15 minutes on the bus, we arrived at Altos de Chavon. It is a completely unique...More

Thank Hayelle
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Getting off the cruise ship, I was excited to explore the town of La Romana. Our tour took us to Altos de Chavon. At first glance it looked and felt like an ancient little town that had been preserved. There were shops, restaurants and a...More

1  Thank Bookwizerd
Reviewed 28 May 2017

A really impressive little town built to look like an ancient Italian town. It sounds corny but it was executed very well. The rivers are magnificent. It's a lovely place to eat a nice lunch or get some gelato and take some pictures by the...More

1  Thank TimeDog
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2 May 2017|
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Response from CelsoSO | Reviewed this property |
Take a cab and ask to make a tour including the place and downtown...he will wait while you take photos and walk
21 July 2016|
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Response from Renee B | Reviewed this property |
I agree arrange in advance there will not be cabs waiting.
22 May 2016|
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Response from Jose50 | Reviewed this property |
As we were on a tour from the hotel, our entrance fee was included in the excursion fee.