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.
Facing the city’s central park, this all-white Catholic cathedral, designed in Gothic and neoclassical style, dates back to the 19th century. It stands firm after having suffered many earthquakes and restorations. 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–including its impressive stained glass windows.