Facts and Data
Official Unesco Page
Unesco World heritage since: 1990
Size of heritage: 106 ha
After Christopher Columbus's arrival on the island in 1492, Santo Domingo became the site of the first cathedral, hospital, customs house and university in the Americas. This colonial town, founded in 1498, was laid out on a grid pattern that became the model for almost all town planners in the New World.
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Medium airport - 19 mi (31 km) Casa De Campo International Airport
Medium airport - 54 mi (88 km) Rafael Hernandez Airport
Medium airport - 63 mi (101 km) Eugenio Maria De Hostos Airport
Medium airport - 63 mi (102 km) Antonio Nery Juarbe Pol Airport
Medium airport - 92 mi (149 km) Sabana de Mar Airport
Small airport - 94 mi (152 km) Arroyo Barril International Airport
Medium airport - 101 mi (163 km) Las Américas International Airport
Large airport - 104 mi (168 km) Luis Munoz Marin International Airport
Large airport - 136 mi (220 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Cabo Rojo
- Hato Mayor del Rey
- La Romana
- Las Marias
- Sabana Grande
- Salvaleon de Higueey
- San German
- San Pedro de Macoris
- San Sebastian
- Santa Cruz de El Seibo
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.