Many people travel to the Dominican Republic for a tropical paradise getaway.
But the gorgeous destination is also home to plenty of arts and culture.
Book your stay with Barcelo Hotel Group at Barcelo Bavaro Grand Resort, Occidental Punta Cana or Occidental Caribe and discover all the beauty the Dominican Republic has to offer.
The colonial city of Santo Domingo is well worth your time. The UNESCO World Heritage Site was the first permanent establishment of the “New World.”
It was founded in 1498 and is certainly a window into the past, with its historic Spanish colonial buildings and monuments attracting tons of visitors every year.
Travelers should also visit Taino Shop to purchase locally made art, jewelry and crafts. The indigenous Taino people’s deep cultural heritage is on great display here.
Another wonderful historical place worth exploring is Altos de Chavon. It’s a detailed recreation of a 16th-century Mediterranean village in La Romana, Dominican Republic. Here you’ll discover some of the best arts and crafts traditions in all the Dominican Republic.
Chocolate loves must take time to visit the ChocoMuseum Punta Cana. Visitors get an inside look at how chocolate is made in the Dominican Republic. Plus, they can take part in a hands-on workshop to create chocolate bonbons.
The home of Ponce de León is another terrific place to gain insight into the past of the Dominican Republic. In the early 1500’s, Ponce de León built a fortress of a home for himself 40 minutes outside Punta Cana in the small town of San Rafael del Yuma. It’s still standing today but now as a museum with resorted artifacts.
The Dominican Republic is a magnificent place for a vacation, filled with breathtaking views and plenty of art and culture waiting to be discovered by enthusiastic travelers.
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