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Amber Museum

Museo de Ambar (Amber Museum) (Calle Duarte 61, Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata):  a temple to the island’s prized resin that inspired the movie Jurassic Park.  Located within a two-story Victorian-era building, it holds the largest collection of amber of world.

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Centro Leon

  In further exploring the history of that part of the country, the best place for that would be the sleek, modern museum known as “Centro León” (built within the property of Dominican manufacturer E. León Jiménes).  That firm is best-known for its line of hand-rolled cigars, as well as being the Dominican affiliate of […]

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The Monument

For Dominicans residing overseas, as well as for tourists, Santiago has at least one conspicuous historical site:  “El Monumento” (The Monument) – located in the heart of the city, and built to commemorate Dominican independence from Spain after that country’s war of restoration in 1863.  This part of Santiago is also distinct, because it is […]