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Sightseeing and landmarks in Dominican Republic

History museums

Cultural Center
“This is a great place to explore the culture and art of the Dominican Republic. Please verify online before going to verify current exhibits as they are constantly changing”
  • 29 locals recommend
History Museum
“A great museum to learn about the history of our colonizers. It's also very close to a lot of restaurants that open after noon.”
  • 11 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Dominican Amber Museum is one of the most visited places in Puerto Plata. Inside, it hosts one of the biggest resin exhibitions in the Dominican Republic. The country has the most important amber deposits in the world; moreover, blue, green or warm honey colours are unique from this area due to its volcanic activity. Here, you can discover the history of this vegetal-origin precious stone. One of the most important stones of this museum is a 40cm lizard conserved inside a piece of amber. This resin can hold prehistoric fossils of plants and little animals on its inside due to its sticky nature, that turns this stone in subject of study. It is said that Steven Spielberg was inspired by this museum when he was working on his famous film Jurassic Park ”
  • 10 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Sosua Jewish museum is a window to the town`s early beginnings when it was founded by Jewish refugees during the 1940`s.”
  • 4 locals recommend
History Museum
“General Gregorio Luperón House Museum, in Puerto Plata, is one of the most visited and beautiful places in the Dominican Republic, because there, it is conserved the legacy and work of the Dominican national hero. The museum is located in a victorian-style building. Inside, you can discover General Gregorio Luperón origins and story, thanks to the numerous photos and personal objects that the museum possesses. The life and times of native-born son and independence leader Gregorio Luperón are impressively fleshed out inside this beautifully restored, pale-green, Victorian-era building. Photographs and period artifacts trace Luperón's life, from humble beginnings to his role as provisional president during the 'Restoration,' as well as the story of Puerto Plata during the late-19th century. Staff are knowledgeable and enthusiastic ”
  • 5 locals recommend
History Museum
“Fue la casa del hijo de Cristobal Colon. Esta lleno de historia y de utencilios de la epoca de Colon. Algo para contarle a todos de vuelta su pais...”
  • 3 locals recommend
History Museum
“Occupying the former 16th century home of Spaniard Francisco Tostado, this striking colonial building restored into a museum—also known as Museo de la Familia Dominicana del Siglo XIX—showcases the lifestyle of 19th century middle class Dominican families with model displays of bedroom and library furniture to a charcoal oven kitchen, sewing room, and tea lounge. Items were collected from various prominent families to recreate each scene. The building’s double Gothic-Elizabethan window makes it the only house in the Americas with this architectural feature.”
  • 1 local recommends
History Museum
  • 1 local recommends

Scenic lookouts

Scenic Lookout
“Worth a visit! The main tower is in good conditions and you can have a nice view of the bay and a glimpse of what the Spanish colonization look like. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“The famous Malecon that runs along the ocean in Puerto Plata. Walk the entire length (it's LONG!!!) or pop in one of the many "casitas" along the way for a drink and/or food. We recommend Big Lee's! He's a great guy!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“La zona al igual que el malecón es visitada por miles de turistas que han quedó atrapados por su belleza. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Scenic Lookout

Historic sites

Historic Site
“Explore the streets of Zona Colonial. This city does not feel old as it is, you can sense all of the history with it's cobblestone streets, 16th Century architecture and 17th century ruins, feels like you stepping back in time with Columbus.”
  • 144 locals recommend
Church
“This is the oldest cathedral in the America also known as, the Cathedral Santa Maria La Menor. It was built between 1512 and 1540. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Historic Site
“This is the city's symbol. The view of Santiago is splendid from here! You cannot miss it!”
  • 33 locals recommend
History Museum
“A great museum to learn about the history of our colonizers. It's also very close to a lot of restaurants that open after noon.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Is the most important monument in the city, located on the highest point with a beautiful 360 view all around the city.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Museum
“The Columbus lighthouse is a monument located in Santo Domingo East about 20-25 min from Boca Chica. It was built in tribute to Christopher Columbus whose remains peacefully rest in there. It's architecture reflects a cross-shape beam of light that represents the christianization of the Americas. This monument is both a mausoleum and a museum showcasing objects including a boat from Cuba and colombian jewelry”
  • 16 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Worth a visit! The main tower is in good conditions and you can have a nice view of the bay and a glimpse of what the Spanish colonization look like. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Sosua Jewish museum is a window to the town`s early beginnings when it was founded by Jewish refugees during the 1940`s.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Libraries

Library
“This is part of the museum mile where you will find the History mMuseum, the Museo del Hombre”
  • 2 locals recommend
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