Santo Domingo is a city which bears a close resemblance to San Juan, Puerto Rico and Panama Vieja, Panama.
The buildings in old part of Santo Domingo are in the colonial style, they aren’t high, they usually comprise of groundfloor and the first floor. The streets are narrow, there are lovely squares, many small cafes and shops selling handcrafted gifts.
Rainy but charming.
I visited the house of Diego Columbus – Christopher Columbus’ son.
I also saw the first court in the New World as well as the first cathedral.
The trip was worth the money. I paid 85$ for a trip which took almost 12 hours and had a guide who planned my day. The trip included lunch and mineral water, the bus was comfortable and everything was well organized.