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Colegio de Gorjón

Colegio de Gorjón, home of Centro Cultural de España

Colegio de Gorjón/ College or School of Gorjón was a vision of rich landowner and sugar tycoon Hernando de Gorjón. The building was later restored and now is the home of Centro Cultural de España/ Cultural Center of Spain.

The College of Gorjón home of Central Cultural de España.

Hernando de Gorjón

Hernando de Gorjón came to the island in 1502 on the same expedition that brought Fray Governor Nicholas de Ovando and the Licenciado/ Lawyer Bartolomé de las Casas. Since he did not have any heirs Gorjón decided to build a college for the study of sciences. Sadly, he never got to see his dream completed. The building was finished in 1550, after his death.

University of Santiago De La Paz

In 1583 it was named part of the University of Santiago De La Paz. The university was finally confirmed by Cédula Real in 1741 when Fernando VI gave it recognition as the Universidad de Santo Domingo.

An art display on the front of the Centro Cultural de España.

Centro Cultural de España/ Cultural Center of Spain

The Colegio de Gorjón was restored beautifully in the 1970’s by the Comisión de Monumentos de Santo Domingo/ Monument Commission. At this time it was decided to make the building return to its original use and become a center for learning and culture. In 1990 the location was the Centro Cultural Hispánico. Since 1998 to present day The Colegio de Gorjón is the home of the Centro Cultural de España/ Cultural Center of Spain (CCEDS http://www.ccesd.org). It is an institution integrated into the worldwide network of cultural centers of the Spanish Agency of Cooperation the International, AECI.

Architect

Many architectural interests of great historic value can be seen throughout the Colegio de Gorjón starting with the main entrance and windows.

The outside of the building can be very deceiving as it looks so plain and simple. Once you enter the front doors the interior is quite large.

Entering the building there is a stone vestibule that represents the Elizabethan period in the New World. It is decorated with several restored shields of arms that were destroyed during the Haitian invasion.

Patio of the Centro Cultural de España.

The main room was originally a chapel. Today it is the exhibition hall named in honor of painter and sculptor Antonio Prats Ventós. The Spanish patio is now the place where many outdoor concerts and exhibitions are held. The patio is surrounded by splendid columns and holds about 200 people.

Many of the old classrooms from the original school are now exhibition halls including Sala Maria Ugarte and the Sala Fotográfica. On the second floor is a library, smaller rooms and offices.

Location:

Calle Arz. Meriño between Calle Jose Gabriel Garcia and Arz. Portes.

JW Marriott Santo Domingo

JW Marriott Hotel Santo Domingo

The Griffin, the symbol of the hotel, is a mythological creature representing power, strength, loyalty.

Luxury at its finest, JW Marriott Hotel Santo Domingo. The 15 floor, 122 room and 28 suite hotel is located in the heart of Santo Domingo’s affluent commercial district in the Piantini area of the capital city. From the Italian marble draped entrance and the Italian leather furniture in the lobby. You will be surrounded by elegance the second you enter the building.

The hotel is a short drive to many of the major attractions of the capital city in the Dominican Republic including the oldest city in the Americas, Colonial Zone. There is golf, beautiful Caribbean beaches, National Botanical Garden, Los Delfines Water Park and many more pastimes and things to do.

JW Marriott Santo Domingo sits atop the affluent Blue Mall

JW Marriott Santo Domingo is a perfect

balance between luxurious ambiance and impeccable service for business and leisure travelers to the Dominican Republic. There are meeting rooms and also social spaces for all. It is a wonderful place to hold your special event or wedding.

Located on site, perched 101 feet above Winston Churchill Avenue, is the Vertygo 101 – Lounge & Bar. This trendy lounge is the place to see and be seen in Santo Domingo. Stand on the glass floors and look straight down or look out at the panoramic skyline and spectacular views.

Vertygo 101 – Lounge & Bar glass floor

The Infinity Outdoor Pool is a wonderful place for a refreshing swim high above the city. Relax and take-in the stunning view.

The hotel sits atop the Blue Mall with its high end shops including Louis Vuitton, BCBG, and Cartier. The Blue Mall also has the only Imax Cinema in the Caribbean and there is a VIP section for movie viewing in complete comfort.

There are many dining options including the Winston Grill & Patio which is part of the hotel with its signature Duck Tacos and a delicious whole grilled Red Snapper. You can also go to the restaurants located in the adjoining Blue Mall including The Hard Rock Café and Chilli’s.

The Infinity Outdoor Pool with a spectacular view of the city.

The hotel amenities include:

*High-speed internet access in the room and public areas
*On site parking
*Fitness room
*Concierge desk
*Foreign exchange
*Housekeeping service daily
*Local restaurant dinner delivery
*Room service, 24-hour
*Espresso machine and tea in-room
*Evening turndown service
*Safe deposit box in room and at front desk
*Air conditioning
*Alarm clock
*Bottled water
*Iron and ironing board
*Luxurious bedding – down comforters, custom duvets, cotton-rich linens
*Mini fridge
*Cable/satellite LED TV
*Bathrobe
*Marble lined Bathtub and whirlpool with separate tub and rain showers
*Hidden mirror TV in the bathroom
*Hair dryer
*and many more….

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Marriott also has 2 other locations in the Santo Domingo area.

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Courtyard Santo Domingo – Hotels.com

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Embassy Suites Santo Domingo

Embassy Suites by Hilton Santo Domingo


The impressive Embassy Suites by Hilton Santo Domingo is part of the high-end Silver Sun Gallery commercial complex. This is the tallest building in Santo Domingo with incredible views over the Dominican Republic’s vibrant capital city of Santo Domingo. This extended stay Santo Domingo hotel is just 40 minutes’ drive from Las Americas International in the heart of the down town business district of Naco. Airport. It is centrally located to all the shops, restaurants and nightlife the city has to offer. The crystal clear Caribbean beaches, the Colonial City, the oldest city in all the Americas and some of the best golf courses are a short drive away.

The hotel boast some of the most magnificent city views that can be seen from all of the spacious two-room suites.


Some amenities Embassy Suites by Hilton Santo Domingo include:

Complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast
Complimentary snacks and drinks at the Evening Reception
Spacious lobby bar
Baggage Storage
Elevators
Foreign Currency Exchange
Laundry/Valet Service
Local Area Transportation
Lounge
Luggage Hold
Multi-Lingual Staff
Room Service
Safety Deposit Box
Fitness Room
Pool
Business Center
Many areas and rooms are wheelchair accessible


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