Page 3 of of my Panoramic/ Panorámica pictures I have taken in the Cuidad Colonial in the original town of Santo Domingo. Please click on the images to enlarge and get the full view.
This is sun rise in the Colonial City on the morning of Duarte Day 2013 looking toward the Caribbean Sea. This day was the celebration of the 200th birthday of Juan Pablo Duarte, The Padre de la Patria. You can see the Port Sans Souci on the left with the bright ball of the sun rising behind. Moving along it the Light House at the mouth of Rio Ozama where it connects with the Caribbean Sea. There are a few ships in the pre-dawn sea with the statue of Fray Anton de Montesinos greeting all who enter the port. The view ends at Calle Padre Billini where you can see a view of some of the tall hotels that line the sea side road the Malecon. +click image to enlarge
Fortaleza Ozama in the city then called Santo Domingo (now it is Cuidad Colonial) view from the street level which in 1570 was called the Plataforma de Tiro Baja. This is the original wall of the Fort which cannot be seen from street level. The panoramic view is looking up at the Armory Polvorín de Santa Bárbara and The Torre del Homenaje.
The panoramic view of the first cathedral in the Americas, Cathedral de Santa Maria, also known as the Catedral de Santo Domingo, Primada de América. It is located at Parque Colon (Columbus Park) with its large shade trees and the statue of Cristobal Colón (all you can see of the statue is the base on the left of the picture). The building to the far right is the Palacio de Borgellá on Calle Isabel la Catolíca. To the right of the Cathedral is Calle Arzobispo Meriño. +click image to enlarge
Panorámica/ Panoramic view of Plaza España, the Alcázar de Colón and Las Atarazanas. This large open-air park at one time was the place where all the ships came into port in the city of Santo Domingo now known as the Cuidad Colonial. The palace was built for Diego Colon and his wife Maria de Toledo in the 1500's. More information about the Plaza de España, Columbus Palace and the Shipyards. +click image to enlarge