Iglesia San Felipe

Puerto Plata

This twin-steepled church was completely renovated following a devastating hurricane in 1988. Check out the small but beautiful Italian stained-glass windows donated by local families during the renovation. It’s on the southern side of the refurbished Parque Central, which is distinguished by a large gazebo in the center.

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1. Casa de la Cultura

0.04 MILES

In addition to dance and music workshops, the center often showcases work by Dominican artists in its 1st-floor gallery.

2. Museo del Ambar Dominicano

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The colonial-era building houses a collection of amber exhibits. These exhibits include valuable pieces with such rare inclusions as a small 50-million…

3. Galería de Ambar

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4. Casa Museo General Gregorio Luperón

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The life and times of native-born son and independence leader Gregorio Luperón are impressively fleshed out inside this beautifully restored, pale-green,…

5. Malecón

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6. Fuerte de San Felipe


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7. Teleférico

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8. Brugal Rum Plant

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