Ideally situated smack in the heart of the city, the large, fenced Parque Duarte is the perfect rest stop for a break from visiting the city’s iconic sights. With a ceiling of towering, ancient trees, the park is also surrounded with historical buildings, including the cathedral, the former city hall, and the pedestrian-packed shopping street Calle del Sol. There’s plenty of people traffic to watch while relaxing on a bench in one of the country’s most beautiful urban parks.

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Casa de Arte

A gathering spot of creatives, Casa de Arte sits in the historic center of downtown Santiago, in a renovated Victorian home. The gallery’s rotating display shows Dominican artists’ works, and the venue often hosts live music or theater performances in the evening.

Santiago, Family-Friendly, Museums

Catedral Santiago Apostol

This all-white Catholic cathedral, designed in Gothic and neoclassical style, dates back to the 19th century. Tour the beautiful interior–which holds the remains of former Dominican leader Ulises Heureaux, as well as other notable personalities of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Santiago, Churches, Family-Friendly

Museo Hermanas Mirabal

The Mirabal sisters, known for fighting to overthrow former dictator Trujillo, are the country’s beloved heroines, commemorated in part through their home turned museum, in the small town of Salcedo. The museum showcases the Mirabal family’s personal effects.

Santiago, Family-Friendly, Museums

Parque Duarte

Parque Duarte is the perfect rest stop for a break from visiting the city’s iconic sights. With a ceiling of towering, ancient trees, the park is surrounded with historical buildings, including the cathedral, the former city hall, and the pedestrian-packed shopping street Calle del Sol.

Santiago, Family-Friendly, Urban Parks

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