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"Ironwork and Doorways" Santo Domingo Local Custom Tip by mikey_e

Santo Domingo Local Customs: 25 reviews and 40 photos

Anyone who has travelled through Spain and/or Latin American countries knows that grills, gates, grates and entranceways always feature prominently in Spanish and hispanic architecture, and that and open view from the street into the courtyard is a cornerstone of Hispanic society. Santo Domingo is no exception to this tradition, and as you wander through the Zona Colonial don't be surprised (especially at night) if you can look right into the family room of a house, full with family members of all generations. During the day, the exceptional artisanry of the ironworkers makes great material for photography - but at this time of day, of course, you're more likely to see dogs than people!

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  • Written Sep 11, 2007
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