"Calle de la Damas" Zona Colonial - Old Town Tip by mikey_e
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The Spanish colonial administration, representing a régime in its cultural and political heyday, was often concerned with the preservation of proper Spanish life even in the colonies. For this reason, the Calle de las Damas, was the first street constructed in 1509 when Ovando decided Santo Domingo should be moved to the opposite side of the Río Ozama from its original settlement. It is called Street of the Ladies because of the large number of noblewomen who would accompany María de Toledo, the wife of the governor Diego Columbus, down the street to Church every Sunday. Today it is one of the best preserved streets in the Zona Colonial and is a prime component of any tourist itinerary. Beware, however, as you are certain to be harassed by innumerable "official tourist guides" wishing to give you guided tours of the Zona Colonial.
Address: Calle de las Damas
Directions: North from the Fortaleza Ozama
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