Right near the centre of the Zona Colonial, an architectural treasure and a fascinating collection.

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Casa de Tostado

One of SD's most historic buildings, housing a museum of upper-class life.

For an immersion in Dominican life and culture, this old house-museum in Santo Domingo’s Zona Colonial steps from the cathedral, Montesinos Beach, and Independence Park is just the ticket. Built in the 16th century, the Casa de Tostado has seen centuries of Dominican history, and countless generations of the wealthy and powerful of their eras; today it’s open to the public as a museum of upper-class life in the 19th century, telling stories of a bygone era through its furnishings, décor, and its very architecture. It’s worth a visit just to experience the houses itself, with its interior courtyard and its famous double window, unique in the Americas.

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