Colonial City of Santo Domingo

Brief description

After Christopher Columbus’s arrival on the island in 1492, Santo Domingo became the site of the first cathedral, hospital, customs house and university in the Americas. This colonial town, founded in 1498, was laid out on a grid pattern that became the model for almost all town planners in the New World.

Unesco WHS list ref:  526

I have never visited the Dominican Republic.

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