The house was built in the early twentieth century. It has beautifully scalloped arches with ceramic details in a Spanish Moorish style. This home, which looks small from the outside as do many of the houses in the Colonial Zone, was modeled after the Alhambra Palace in Spain it is said. The courtyard is beautiful as well the porcelain collection.
Hours: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Tuesday thru Saturday. Sunday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
The history of larimer. They also sell beautiful crafted jewelry
Free to the public. A must see http://www.larimarmuseum.com/
Hours: Monday thru Saturday 8 to 6, Sunday 8 to 2
Directions:Isabela la Católica near Padre Billini (the same block as the Cathedral Santa Maria) in the old section of the Zona Colonial see the map (number 53)
The Amber World Museum "When trees cried golden tears"
For thousands of years, and in many cultures, amber had its significance as a very personal adornment of great value and beauty.
Dominican Amber has received special international recognition because of its purity, diversity of colors and the rare inclusions of scientific and collectible value.
Here in this museum they walk you through the process in which amber is created from the moment the amber resin comes out of the tree to the creation of the jewelry made from this beautiful unique resin. There are samples of eye-opening stone collections.
Contact: 809-686-5700 or 809-682-3309 or 809-688-1205 http://www.amberworldmuseum.com/