Capilla de la Tercera Orden Dominica

Santo Domingo

Built in 1729 and the only colonial structure in Santo Domingo that remains fully intact. These days the building is used by the office of the archbishop of Santo Domingo. It’s not open to the general public, but the graceful baroque facade is worth a look.

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6. Museo Casa de Tostado

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