Puerta de San Diego
Museo Alcázar de Colón
Designed in the Gothic-Mudéjar transitional style, this was once the residence of Columbus’ son, Diego, and his wife, Doña María de...
The large, open area in front of the Alcázar de Colón has been made over many times, most recently during the early 1990s in honor of...
Reloj del Sol
Across from the Museo de las Casas Reales, this sundial was built by Governor Francisco Rubio y Peñaranda in 1753 and positioned so that...
Canario Patio Lounge
Owned by a Dominican salsa star, this bar, whose walls are covered in graffiti, is for grown-ups; if the salsa and merengue music gets...
The most happening and deservedly longest surviving of Plaza España’s restaurant row, Pat’e Palo is for anyone tired of the same old...
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Puerta de San Diego information
For a time, this imposing gate, built in 1571 downhill from the Alcázar de Colón, was the main entrance into the city. Beside it you can still see some of the original wall, which was erected to protect the city from assaults launched from the river’s edge.