Santo Domingo is the most modern and dynamic metropolis in the Caribbean. “La Capital” – as it is affectionately called— epitomises the pulse of Dominican culture, where the old and the new converge seamlessly from centuries old architecture and history, art galleries, an electric nightlife and a booming gastronomy scene.
Exploring the colonial city – the first European settlement of the Americas and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990 – is a recommended experience for all travellers. It consists of a pedestrian-friendly maze of narrow streets brimming with 16th to early 20th century architectural wonders. They lead towards colonial buildings turned museums, shops, hotels, restaurants, and sidewalk cafés.