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Museum of Diego Colon and Maria De Toledo

alcázar de colón

The palace of Diego Colón and María de Toledo

Museum of Diego Colon and Maria De Toledo

FORTRESS OF COLON THE LOCAL ONE MORE ATTRACTIONS OF THE COLONIAL CITY

The museum Fortress of Colon is one of the most attractive places of the Colonial City for his patrimonial value, daily it is visited by hundreds of Dominicans and tourists who walk there to know part of the Dominican history.

 In the palace there lived many years Diego Colón, first-born son of the discoverer of America in 1492, Christopher Colón.
This museum has 22 rooms, each of them with different pieces that recreate the life of Diego Colón, his wife Maria of Toledo and his five children.
Daily to the Fortress they come between 300 and 600 persons in low seasons, being the tourists those who more visit and in epochs since it is this they come from 800 up to thousand visitors.
 The technology has allowed that these foreigners could have a better understanding of what there one finds across a system of audio translated in eight languages which also has been included for the deaf mute ones.
 Others who also are present at the Fortress of Colon are the students of different educational centers.
The museum located in the colonial city was constructed between 1511 and 1514 and was the first residence of this type constructed in the colonial epoch, originally it was a great palace of 55 rooms, for which big Spanish conquerors happened.

What is now the Alcazar de Colón museum, started as a 55 rooms castle built in 1511 as the palace of Diego Colón son of Cristobal Colón.

Abandoned in 1770 and turned into ruins by 1835, the building was renovated and reopened to the public as a museum in 1957 and was declared a National Monument. Today the museum’s 22 rooms display furniture and artifacts from the time of Colón, bringing you back to the 16th century.

This museum sits on the large open square called “Plaza España” known for its collection of great restaurants. Sit down on one of the many open patios for a cocktail or a nice dinner and enjoy the backdrop of the glowing Alcazar across the plaza. It’s memorable.

A must see Museum of Diego Colon and Maria De Toledo

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