Category Archives: Then & Now Pictures

Pictures of places in Dominican Republic showing older pictures of the past with the same place in present time.

Then & Now –

Alcazar de Colon

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Then & Now – Alcazar de Colon

Then & Now – Alcazar de Colón

The Alcazar de Colón, the Puerta de San Diego and Plaza España are all part of the historical colonial city. The Columbus Palace was in ruins until it was painstakingly renovated and opened to the public in 1957.

Alcazar de Colon y Puerta de San Diego - 1944
Alcazar de Colon y Puerta de San Diego – 1944

Then (above) – The Alcazar de Colón, Puerta de San Diego and Plaza España in 1944 before the Alcazar was renovated. Plaza España had more green areas at this time. The city at this time in the past was called Ciudad Trujillo. – National Geographic Magazine March 1944.

Now (below) – A Panoramic view of the Alcazar de Colon, Puerta de San Diego and Plaza España in the present time – August 2014.

Alcazar de Colon y Puerta de San Diego 8-2014
Alcazar de Colon y Puerta de San Diego 8-2014


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