Near the Sans Souci Port Terminal, the National Aquarium has a long shark tunnel and manatee petting area. Located beside the sea, there are benches to sit and enjoy the view. Av. España.
One of the most ornate buildings in the city is home to the offices of the DR’s Executive Branch of government. Built of roseate marble, and designed in a neoclassical style by Italian architect Guido D’Alessandro, the gated palace stretches several blocks in the residential neighborhood of Gazcue, over 18,000 square meters (nearly 200,000 feet).