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.
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.
Barahona is located in the southwestern coast of the Dominican Republic. The people are friendly and down to earth and the scenery is spectacular. There are dry deserts and lush forests. There are fresh, clear mountain streams and wild and beautiful beaches. It is a paradise only seen by few tourists and well worth the visit. Read more in Dominican Republic Road Trips – Baharona.