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Museo de las Casas Reales - Royal Houses Museum, Santo Domingo: 7 reviews and 19 photos
This museum exhibits Dominican history from 1492 to 1821. Built by order of the Spanish monarchy, it was meant to be the seat of the Royal Court (Real Audiencia), General Accountant's Office (Contaduría General) and Palace of the Governors and General Captains (Palacio de los Gobernadores y Capitanes Generales) - institutions to run the country and newest Spanish acquisition.
The building is the same the Spaniards built and some of the rooms in there are exactly the way they were, with the furniture, decor, etc that the Spaniards used. Some artifacts from those times are also being displayed, being the piece I like the most a map showing Christopher Columbus' 4 trips to the New World. Each trip has a light of a different color (even tho you can't tell from my picture).
Practical info: open Tue-Sun 9am-5pm. Closed on Mondays, Good Friday, Christmas day and New year's day. Admission 30DOP for tourists and nationals.
Pardon my bad translation into English.
Address: Calle Las Damas Esq. Mercedes
Directions: Zona Colonial.
Website: http://www.cultura.gov.do/dependencias/museos/museodelascasasreales.htm (only in Spanish)
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