Plaza de España (Plaza de Armas) Tours
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Plaza de Espana was once a vast open field cultivated by the Taino Indian prior to the arrival of Spanish colonizers. It later became the starting point for soldiers as they paraded in regal fashion around the nearby palace of Diego Colon.
Today, this open square in the heart of Santo Domingo is a popular gathering spot for locals and travelers who want to revel in the sunshine while they take in the surrounding culture and street entertainment. Numerous restaurants and cafes offer an opportunity to relax with a cup of coffee, a traditional Dominican meal or a glass of wine, while the open space provides room for concerts and other performances.
The square is most often visited as part of a city tour—whether its on foot, Segway or bike. The nearby Bateria del Almirante is a perfect spot to check out stunning views of the Ozama River during daylight hours and visitors can also walk to the oldest commercial road in the city from Plaza de Espana.
Travelers can find the plaza by walking north on Isabel la Catolica from Conde. After about three blocks, make a right on the famous Calle las Damas and continue straight ahead to the plaza.
Address: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
4 Tours and Activities to Experience Plaza de España (Plaza de Armas)
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Naviagate a Trikke, a 3-wheeled electric scooter, through the streets of Santo Domingo during this 2-hour activity. Start your adventure with a dramatic 4D film about the history of Santo Domingo, then zip around the town following your experienced guide. Stop at all the important sights and landmarks, covering lots of ground and exploring every corner of the city. Learn about the culture and history of Santo Domingo along the way through your guide's informed commentary. Use of all safety equipment is included.
Immerse yourself in the history of the Dominican Republic's first city on this history-focused tour. You'll spend a full day exploring the city highlights with a guide to enrich your experience, providing commentary and navigation. Sites visited include the UNESCO-listed Colonial Zone, the Casas Reales, the Cathedral, Colon Park. Calle de las Camas, El Conde, and others.
With rich colonial history, Santo Domingo ranks among the Dominican Republic’s must-see cities—but exploring solo means missing its hidden secrets. On this tour, begin with pickup at your Santo Domingo hotel and explore the city with your guide. Hear the backstories behind top attractions including the 16th-century Cathedral of Santa María la Menor and the Museo de las Casas Reales, and admire the Ozama River from the Ozama Fortress.
Santo Domingo is the oldest city in the New World and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992. This popular tour includes stops at the first cathedral, a visit to the first paved road, university, hospital, stone home, local tavern and more. Whether it's your first time in Dominican Republic, or you're a returning traveler who wants to escape the beaches for a bit of history, this is the perfect tour!
Frequently Asked Questions
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What's the best way to experience Plaza de España (Plaza de Armas)?
The best ways to experience Plaza de España (Plaza de Armas) are:
- Santo Domingo old Town by Trikke
- Full Day City Tour Santo Domingo
- Half day City Tour Santo Domingo
- Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana
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