Calle Las Damas, Santo Domingo

#3 of 36 in Historic Sites in Santo Domingo
Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Amble down Calle Las Damas, a historic thoroughfare said to be the oldest street in the New World. The colonial residences that line the street have been converted into cultural attractions and accommodations, including upscale hotels, museums, and governmental buildings. Translating as "Ladies' Street," the road got its current name when several important noblewomen moved to the city and would walk down the street of an evening. Its architectural highlights and the main plaza have been UNESCO-listed to protect the whole of the downtown colonial area. Work out when and for how long to visit Calle Las Damas and other Santo Domingo attractions using our handy Santo Domingo trip planner.
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  • Nice colonial street, was a shame see that the main attractions like the columbus son house is not public and the others were closed due the COVID 19 but the street in general is well conserved and...  more »
  • "Calle las Damas" is really unmissable at any visit to Santo Domingo's "Ciudad Colonial"! As the very first street of the "New World", it seems all main attractions are here! Starting right from the.....  more »

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