Casa del Cordón
Museo del Ron y la Caña
This new museum, housed in a restored 16th-century building, is a celebration of rum and sugar cane, two of the country’s most important...
The area in front of the Alcázar de Colón has been made over many times, most recently during the early 1990s in honor of the 500th...
Museo de las Casas Reales
Built in the Renaissance style during the 16th century, this building was the longtime seat of Spanish authority for the entire...
Head over to this stamp-sized restaurant, really a stall, for tacos, burgers or sandwiches. It’s especially good for a late-night snack.
Casa del Cordón information
Lonely Planet review
Said to be not only one of the first European residences in the Americas, but also one of the first residences in the Western hemisphere with two floors briefly occupied by Diego Columbus and his wife before they moved into their stately home down the street. Named after its impressive stone facade, which is adorned with the chiseled sash-and-cord symbol of the Franciscan order, it is also believed to be the site where Santo Domingo’s women lined up to hand over their jewels to Drake during the month he and his men held the city hostage. Today the structure is home to Banco Popular, and while you can go in to exchange money, visiting the house beyond the main lobby is not permitted.