Facts and Data

Webpages:
Official Unesco Page

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 1990
Size of heritage: 106 ha

Coordinates:
Longitude: -68,083°
Latitude: 18,483°

About

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.


Show bigger map on Openstreetmap

Pictures from around the area

Photos provided by Panoramio are under the copyright of their owners.
More info shown for each image when viewed in detail.