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  • 166 reviews | 1,128 travellers
    Orlando is an excellent professional with an exhaustive knowledge of the history of the Dominican Republic. It has been a luxury to walk through the Colonial Zone.
    10 Maria Dolores
  • The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English. English
  • 1 hour

Delve into the colonial history of the Dominican Republic on this free walking tour of Santo Domingo's Ciudad Colonial and discover its most emblematic monuments.

Delve into the colonial history of the Dominican Republic on this free walking tour of Santo Domingo's Ciudad Colonial and discover its most emblematic monuments.

Free Walking Tour of Ciudad Colonial

After meeting up at the agreed time at the Museum of the Royal Houses, we'll begin our free walking tour of Santo Domingo's Ciudad Colonial, or "Colonial City".

The first stop on our guided tour will be the ruins of the Monastery of San Francisco, where we'll learn all about the history of the monastery, considered to be the oldest in the Americas.

We'll then continue onwards to the ruins of the San Nicolás de Bari Hospital. Built at the beginning of the 16th century, this is recognised by UNESCO as being the oldest hospital in the Americas.

Next, we'll make stops to admire the façade of the Church and Convent of the Dominican Order and the architecture of the Cathedral of Santa María la Menor, a beautiful fusion of Gothic, Mudejar, Renaissance and Plateresque styles.

Having strolled past the Palacio Consistorial, we'll reach the lively city square known as Parque Colón, where our hour-long free walking tour of the Ciudad Colonial will end.

Groups

This free walking tour cannot be booked for groups larger than 6 people.

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Price

Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

1 hour.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English speaking guide.

When to book?

You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation. An accompanying person is required.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 5 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

Where does the activity end?

Museum of the Royal Houses

Parque Colón.

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Where does the activity end?

Parque Colón.

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