After Christopher Columbus's arrival on the island in 1492, Santo Domingo became the site of the first cathedral, hospital, customs house and university in the Americas. This colonial town, founded in 1498, was laid out on a grid pattern that became the model for almost all town planners in the New World.
DavidxBotts visited from 12/21/2014 to 12/21/2014.
mhnadel visited from 11/22/2012 to 11/25/2012.
sethro99 visited from 9/23/2010 to 9/23/2010. Awesome day trip. The old city is rustic and raw, without feeling too unsafe.Read more!
miee_dar visited from 8/14/2010 to .
pointswithacrew visited from 9/27/1997 to 9/27/1997.