Museo del Hombre Dominicano
Museo Nacional de Historia Natural
This museum includes exhibits on the battles between Haitians and Dominicans; on General Ulises Heureaux, the country’s most prominent...
Museo de Arte Moderno
The museum’s permanent collection includes paintings and a few sculptures by the DR’s best-known modern artists, including Luís...
Plaza de la Cultura
This large, centrally located park, mostly a sun-baked, fairly unkempt plaza, has three museums (two of which are worth visiting), the...
El Teatro Nacional Eduardo Brito
Hosts opera, ballet and musical performances, from classical to Latin pop stars. Tickets for performances at this grandly ornate...
Maniqui Restaurant & Lounge
Decked out like the boudoir of a burlesque club, this lavishly and curiously decorated space, seemingly inspired by modeling, is in the...
Museo del Hombre Dominicano information
The most extensive of the museum's highlights are the impressive collection of Taíno artifacts, including stone axes and intriguing urns and carvings and an interesting section on Carnival. Other exhibits focus on slavery and the colonial period, African influences in the DR (including a small section on Vodou) and contemporary rural Dominican life. Explanations are all in Spanish and the displays old-fashioned. English-speaking guides available – the service is free, but small tips are customary.