Santo Domingo - El Malecone, Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo - El Malecone (Self Guided), Santo Domingo

El Malecone stretches for 15 km along the shore. It is a very beautiful street to walk, where one can admire the beauty of the Dominican Republic while cherishing first-class ice cream. El Malecone is not only a popular attraction for tourists, but also a hot spot for locals as well. Make sure you check it out during your time in Santo Domingo.
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Santo Domingo - El Malecone Map

Guide Name: Santo Domingo - El Malecone
Guide Location: Dominican Republic » Santo Domingo (See other walking tours in Santo Domingo)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles
Author: Maia
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Statue of Fray Anton de Montesinos
  • Obelisco Hembra
  • Fuerte de San Gil
  • Plaza Juan Baron
  • Mirabal Sistrers Obelisco
  • Restaurant Adrian Tropical
  • La playa de Guibia
  • Malecon Center
Statue of Fray Anton de Montesinos

1) Statue of Fray Anton de Montesinos

Statue of Fray Anton de Montesinos is quite a visible landmark. The 30 meter high statue depicts the famous colonial Dominican priest who stood up for native population during times of colonial repressions in the 16th century. The statue was a gift from the Mexican Government.
Obelisco Hembra

2) Obelisco Hembra

Some simply refer to this monument as "OH". One obelisk is considered to be female, while the other a male. The two columns of this monument symbolically stand for the liberation of foreign debt. The monument was erected in 1940, in order to commemorate this historical feat.
Fuerte de San Gil

3) Fuerte de San Gil (must see)

Fuerte de San Gil was created between the years 1503 and 1510. The special landmark is composed of its left half (toward the sea) constructed in polygonal form with five sides and two hoods. The three-sided Fort San Gil once served as protection from both sides of the beach as well as the sea. It is a wonderful place to spend some time at night.
Plaza Juan Baron

4) Plaza Juan Baron

Plaza Juan Baron is one of the most important areas of Malecone. The large plaza (approx. 3902.46 sq. meters) offers a large variety of interesting destinations. The roads inside the plaza are designed for people who like to walk and ride bicycles as they wander through the plethora of restaurants and shops.
Mirabal Sistrers Obelisco

5) Mirabal Sistrers Obelisco

Mirabal Sistrers Obelisco Tower is very famous and also, very high (137 feet). The tower was created to honor the Mirabal sisters, victims who fought for their beliefs and convictions. The sisters were killed by dictator Trujillo. Thus, Mirabal Sistrers Obelisco is not only a very beautiful tower, but also one with deep significance.
Restaurant Adrian Tropical

6) Restaurant Adrian Tropical

Restaurant Adrian Tropical is a very famous dining spot. The restaurant is nearly built on the water, which only adds to its appeal. The service is great and food incredibly rich as well as traditional. Visitors generally love the taste of Dominican dishes and beverages, so make sure you dine here at least one night.
La playa de Guibia

7) La playa de Guibia

La playa de Guibia is a beach perfect for sightseeing, swimming, and tanning. The Guibia Beach is also famous for the fact that in 1998, the first professional "bodyboard" contest took place. Love the ocean? Than you'll love La playa de Guibia too.
Malecon Center

8) Malecon Center (must see)

The Malecon Center is a complex of skyscrapers. The complex is divided into four towers: Malecon 1, Malecon 2, Malecon 3 and Hilton Santo Domingo. The three Malecon towers each with a height of 122.4 m (402 ft) are the second tallest buildings in the Dominican Republic. Each Malecon tower has 31 floors and the Hilton Santo Domingo has 21 floors, for a total of 114 floors in the complex.

The three Malecon towers, which were completed in 2003 are for residential use. The fourth tower in the complex, Hilton Santo Domingo is a hotel that was completed in 2004. Also included in the complex is a mall, movie theater and a casino. The complex is located near the shore and overlooks the Caribbean Sea.
Sight description based on Wikipedia.

Walking Tours in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Create Your Own Walk in Santo Domingo

Create Your Own Walk in Santo Domingo

Creating your own self-guided walk in Santo Domingo is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Santo Domingo Shopping

Santo Domingo Shopping

Santo Domingo is famous not only for its great atmosphere, service, and beautiful locations, but also for its shopping spots. The most famous street for shopping in the city is El Conde, situated in the Colonial Zone. Here, you will find a lot of interesting goods for sell.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 Km or 1.1 Miles
Santo Domingo's Cultural Venues

Santo Domingo's Cultural Venues

Santo Domingo is very beautiful and popular among tourists. The city offers a large variety of distinct cultural spots, thus making Santo Domingo all the more attractive. Museums, theaters, and other beautiful buildings line the city streets, clearly demonstrating culture through its traditions and its art.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles
Las Damas Street

Las Damas Street

Las Damas is the most ancient street in the city and thus very popular due to its rich culture. The street received its name after the wives of important individuals in Dominican Republic who liked to take walks down the street in their spare time. Today you can follow their path and enjoy the same trees, colonial houses, and other buildings of interest.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 Km or 0.6 Miles
Santo Domingo Introduction Walking Tour

Santo Domingo Introduction Walking Tour

Santo Domingo or "La Capital", as the Dominicans commonly refer to it, is one of the oldest cities in the Caribbean. The historic district of Zona Colonial, surrounded by walls, preserves legacy of the early settlers manifested in cobblestoned streets and centuries-old buildings dating back as far as the 1500s, including the Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor, the first cathedral ever...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 Km or 2.7 Miles
Santo Domingo - Northwest Tour

Santo Domingo - Northwest Tour

Northwest Santo Domingo is loaded with fantastic entertainment options. From the beautiful Botanic Garden with Jardín Japonés, to the well known baseball stadium, this region of the city is sure to leave you a very lasting impression.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.0 Km or 4.3 Miles
Zona Colonial Tour

Zona Colonial Tour

Zona Colonial, or "Colonial Zone", is a tiny metropolis situated in the city of Santo Domingo. Zone Colonial is the most ancient settlement in "The Americas". Journey down the beautiful streets of this ancient establishment and you are sure to find a plethora of historical buildings, shops, museums, and churches.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles