Santo Domingo – Oldest European City of the New World

Santo Domingo – Oldest European City of the New World

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The Dominican Republic is a country in the Caribbean that shares its land boundary with Haiti on the west. Santo Domingo, officially Santo Domingo de Guzmán, is the capital and largest city in the Dominican Republic and the largest metropolitan area in the Caribbean. Street signs and restaurant menus are written in Spanish, which is the country’s official language. Santo Domingo is the cultural, financial, political, commercial and industrial center. Coffee, sugar, and tobacco are the island’s main sources of income. Tourism is also playing an important part in supporting the economy now. Christopher Columbus visited the island on December 5, 1492. Actually, he founded the island (accidentally), naming it Hispaniola.

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Alcázar Balcony

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Alcázar de Colón

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Panteón Nacional

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Catedral Primada de América

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Fortaleza Ozama

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Mouth of the Rio Ozama

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Convento de los Dominicos

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Monumento de Fray Antón de Montesinos

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Puerta del Conde

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DR Founding Fathers

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Mausoleum of Christopher Columbus

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European Motor Show Brussels 2014

European Motor Show Brussels 2014

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The Brussels Motor Show has attracted much attention with their display of environmentally friendly hybrid cars. The show includes seven out of the world’s ten most energy efficient and beneficial for nature vehicles to be launched this year. 92nd Car Show in Brussels takes place from 16 to 26 January 2014 at Brussels Expo at the Heysel.

Opening hours

each day from 10 am to 7 pm
on Friday 17, Monday 20 and Friday 24 January 2014: opening up to 10 pm

Prices:

adults: 13 euro (cash),
group card: 80 euro (10 persons, not to split and not during the weekend),
children between 6 and 12 years: 7 euro
children under 6 years : free

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