Our bike tour around the Colonial Zone is Unique. We visit the most emblematic spots, sharing historic and cultural insights, you will not only learn about the local history but also about the local culture getting to know what locals do and where. By the end of the tour you will have plenty of options for places to go eat, drink, buy or just relax. It's a great option for the beginning of your stay in Santo Domingo to get the most out of your visit. After the 1h30m tour you will feel like a local!
The tour starts at our shop Zona Bici at Calle Arzobispo Meriño 217. We are just a block away from Colombus Plaza and the city's Cathedral so this is our first stop. Here we share some of the park's history and define some of the busyneses there. From there we ride down to Plaza Padre Billini where we share his history and also the one of La Casa del Tostado and other restaurants and busyness there. We keep on riding and reach the Ruins of the Dominicos Convent and Parque Duarte, again sharing some of the monuments history and cultural importance. From here we go to Regina's Alley and see Regina's Agelorum's church. We go up calle Jose Reyes and hit Calle las Mercedes. There we see La Iglesia de las Mercedes, and what we call the new alternative center of the Colonial Zone. From there Riding down Calle Sanchez we Hit El Malecón and share the tale of the Balandra Aurora Monument. Here we star ridding along the old city's wall. Fisrt the South Wall, where we visit Park San Jose, Montesinos Monument, La Casa Del Gorjón and Plaza Pellerano Castro. From There we reach calle las Damas The oldest street in the city, and is where we share the most historical information. By this time we have reached the East Wall that runs along the Ozama river. Along the wall we see important monuments such as Cristopher Columbus House, Hernan Cortes House, La Fortaleza Ozama among other. At the end of calle las damas we reach Plaza España where we si Don Diego Colon's Alcazar, El Barrio de las Atarazanas and the ruins of the customs buildings. From there we go the Santa Barabara where we share the histrory of slavery in the city. Our last stop is just a block away from the shop, where we see the Ruins of San Francisco. there we share some insights before going back to the shop.