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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Alcázar de Colón

After Christopher Columbus died, his son built a fancy house to rule from.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Fortaleza Ozama (Ozama Fortress)

The oldest colonial fortress in the Americas was once the home and later prison of Christopher Columbus.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Memorial Museum of Dominican Resistance

A collection cataloguing one of the most brutal dictatorships in modern history.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

The Sundial of Santo Domingo

The first official clock in North America, it kept time for the Spanish government of Santo Domingo.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Cathedral of St. Mary of the Incarnation

Built in 1512, the oldest cathedral in the Americas.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Dr. Rafael M. Moscoso National Botanical Garden

A remarkable range of flora and fauna are represented in this Dominican nature preserve.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Museo del Ron y la Caña (Museum of Rum and Sugar Cane)

Learn the history of Dominican rum production.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Ruins of the Hospital of St. Nicolas of Bari

The first hospital in the New World.
La Romana, Dominican Republic

Altos de Chavon

This replica medieval European village in the Dominican Republic was built by a Hollywood set designer.
Santo Domingo Este, Dominican Republic

Faro a Colon (Columbus Lighthouse)

The final resting place of Christopher Columbus - or possibly someone else.
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Museo Del Ambar (Amber Museum)

Collection of fossils, plants, and ancient animals encased in amber.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

El Meson de la Cava

Renowned restaurant tucked in a cave once occupied by buccaneers.
La Caña, Dominican Republic

Cuevas de las Maravillas (Cave of Wonders)

Caves covered in ancient Taino paintings.
Santo Domingo Este, Dominican Republic

Los Tres Ojos

This trio of Dominican cave lakes comprise a colorful biosphere of natural life.
London, England

V&A Dog Memorials

Hidden in the courtyard of the Victoria and Albert Museum is a little-known tribute to two celebrity pooches.