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Don Pepe

  Don Pepe (Calle Porfirio Herrera 3, near the Centro Comercial Acropolis) – For those wanting to sample colonial Spanish cuisine, there’s Don Pepe (Calle Porfirio Herrera 3, near the Centro Comercial Acropolis).  Typical Spanish dishes served there include zarzuela de mariscos (shellfish stew), different types of paella, and Caldo Gallego, a Galician broth with […]

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Vesuvio Malecón

  Vesuvio Malecón (Av. George Washington No. 521) – The Malecón, which constantly reminds visitors of the country’s presence in the Caribbean, compels at least some to choose seafood upon arrival in the capital.  An ideal seafood restaurant is the Vesuvio Malecón (Av. George Washington No. 521), which was launched in 1954 by the Italian […]

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SANTO DOMINGO – METRO

  Given that this is a developing country in the Caribbean, a new curiosity in local transportation is the Santo Domingo Metro — a 15 km underground and elevated commuter train system consisting of six proposed lines.  The first line begins elevated at Villa Mella (in Santo Domingo Norte)—located north of the Isabela River and […]

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SANTO DOMINGO — TAXI

  Due to the vastness of the capital, it is advisable for visitors to hire taxis whenever possible (this applies to those who are not renting their own vehicle).  The best approach would be to hire a driver affiliated with a business class hotel, such as the Jaragua or the Meliá (since they are usually […]

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SANTO DOMINGO — THINGS TO SEE AND DO

  The Dominican capital (Santo Domingo) is the oldest European metropolis in Latin America, having been first settled by Christopher Columbus’ brother Bartholomew.  It is also the first seat of Spanish rule in the New World.  Because of this, the capital attracts foreigners interested in seeing the remains of Columbus’ first settlement there (now known […]