Parque Colon, Santo Domingo

Get to the heart of the city's historic center at Parque Colon, a central square and popular meeting place. Frequented by locals and tourists alike, the park offers views of some of the town's architectural highlights, and features a central statue of Christopher Columbus, made in the late 19th century by French sculptor Ernest Gilbert. The square has a lively, bustling atmosphere, with hawkers, guides, taxi drivers, and many, many pigeons to watch from the comfort of the shade beneath a tree. To visit Parque Colon on your trip to Santo Domingo, use our Santo Domingo holiday website .
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  • This park is the center of the Zona Colonial. It's a must-see when visiting Santo Domingo. We spent a Sunday morning on the benches watching the locals and their children feeding the pigeons. Most.....  more »
  • Very interesting to see the period architecture and to learn more about Columbus. I wish I had done a little historical research before my visit  more »
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