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All You Need To Know When You Are In The Colonial Zone and Dominican Republic
We strive to be the complete guide to The Colonial Zone (in Spanish it is called Zona Colonial or Ciudad Colonial, also known in years past as Nueva Isabella, Ciudad Trujillo and Santo Domingo), the oldest constantly inhabited city in all of "The Americas".
The Colonial Zone is a small town nestled in the capital city, Santo Domingo, on the most beautiful island in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic. In 1990 UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) placed us on the World Heritage List.
See the "city of firsts." We hold claim to the first cathedral, monastery, university, customs house and hospital in the "New World". Follow the 11 blocks of historical and fun filled streets within this walled city holding the oldest permanent settlement in the New World. There are over three hundred pieces if history including the monuments, homes, streets and churches. So, come and visit our museums, forts and historical buildings dating back to the time of Christopher Columbus' arrival in 1492. (More history in a nut shell here).
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Learn the culture of Dominican Republic while walking around the oldest city in the Americas. I can take you where the locals hang out and those places where most tourists do not visit. Very informal and personalized for what you want to see and know. Call in Dominican Republic 829-867-5067 - in USA 724-320-6177 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. I always enjoy meeting new people and showing them this country I have come to love.
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The "Zone" successfully blends the old and the new in a way like no other place can. We have a wide variety of restaurants offering many culinary styles that are sure to please your palate. There is a wide variety of nightlife, clubs with many different music styles for young and old alike. If you want to relax, sit in one of our many parks and people watch while enjoying the soft Caribbean breeze.
I hope you enjoy your visit to our site. Learn about the Colonial Zone, the diverse culture heritage and unique customs of the friendly people of Dominican Republic. Find out more about our island (we also have information about other parts of this diverse country to see and experience). Then join us here on your next vacation and find out why we are one of the happiest countries in the world according to the Happy Planet Index.