Santo Domingo is the capital city of the Dominican Republic. It is a cosmopolitan city.
Located south of the island, the city is bathed by the waves and the breezes of the Caribbean Sea, which makes this city to be possessed of a dynamic and friendly atmosphere, excellent for outdoor activities.
It boasts activities to offer everyone - museums, ballet, opera, baseball games, and the greatest options of nightlife, restaurants and shopping to be found in the Dominican Republic. The most popular draw is the heart of the city, Zona Colonial (Colonial Zone), located on the western bank of the Río Ozama. Its here you'll find cobblestone streets, historical monuments, and wonderful old world Spanish architecture that remains relatively intact.
While there are dozens of things to see and do in the Colonial Zone, visitors should also see the museums housing the history of the country, such as the Museo del Hombre Dominicano (Museum of Dominican Man); and the Museum of Modern Art; the palm lined Malecón (boardwalk along the ocean), to get a taste of the city's night life; the Quisqueya Stadium, to watch a game of the Dominican's most beloved, national sport, baseball; and Los Tres Ojos (The Three Eyes), a group of large caves and freshwater lagoons, used by the country's original inhabitants, the Tainos, for religious ceremonies; and Faro del Colon, built in the shape of a cross and also projects a cross shaped beam of light into the sky at night.
Santo Domingo has several parks, three of which are viewpoints and are located in the north, south and east of the city respectively.
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