Catedral Primada de América
Diego Columbus, son of the great explorer, set the first stone in 1514, but construction didn’t begin in earnest until the arrival of...
Museo del Ambar
Not nearly as impressive as its competitor, it has a few decent exhibits and high-quality samples, plus an exhibit on larimar, a...
This museum is a better place to learn about larimar, the equal to the Museo Mundo de Ambar in terms of the thoroughness of its...
El Conde Restaurant
Hands down, the place for an afternoon drink. As much a restaurant as a cafe, El Conde’s appeal isn’t its varied menu of decent food,...
El Meson de Luis
This simple and unpretentious restaurant is a downscale version of Mesón D’Bari across the street. Mostly loyal locals line up at the...
Parque Colón information
Lonely Planet review
Beside the Catedral Primada de América, this historic park contains several shade trees and a large statue of Admiral Columbus himself. It’s the meeting place for local residents and is alive with tourists, townsfolk, hawkers, guides, taxi drivers, shoeshine boys, tourist police and thousands of pigeons all day long. El Conde Restaurant, at the corner of Calle El Conde and Arzobispo Meriño, has seating inside and out and is the premier people-watching corner in the Zona Colonial.