Santo Domingo - Northwest Tour, Santo Domingo (Self Guided)

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.
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Santo Domingo - Northwest Tour Map

Guide Name: Santo Domingo - Northwest Tour
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: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.0 km
Author: Maia
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Centro Olimpico Juan Pablo Duarte

1) Centro Olimpico Juan Pablo Duarte

Centro Olimpico Juan Pablo Duarte was inaugurated in mid-1974 for the XII Central American & Caribbean Games. The huge complex features the football stadium - Estadio Olímpico Félix Sánchez, which is now frequently used as a music venue for concerts. The complex also has a velodrome, few basins, and several other sporting structures.
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Plaza Naco

2) Plaza Naco

Plaza Naco was built in 1976 and officially became the first shopping center in Santo Domingo. Today, Plaza Naco is still the most popular place for shopping in the city with approximately 50 stores specializing in shoes, jewelery, souvenirs, books, music, and much more.
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Estadio Quisqueya

3) Estadio Quisqueya

Estadio Quisqueya is a baseball stadium which is often used as a multi-use stadium. The Quisqueya holds about 16,500 people after its renovation.

The Dominican League Of Baseball Authority is in charge of its management. It is the only stadium in Dominican Republic to host two different baseball teams, the Licey Tigers (Tigres del Licey) and the Escogido Lions (Leones del Escogido).

Its field dimensions are 335 feet at the foul poles, 383 feet at the power alleys, and 411 feet at the center field. It was built in 1955 as Estadio Trujillo, during the Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina dictatorship, taking the Bobby Maduro Miami Stadium as the design base.

"(The above description is based on Wikipedia under Creative Common License)"
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Coliseo de Boxeo Carlos Teo Cruz

4) Coliseo de Boxeo Carlos Teo Cruz

The Coliseum Of Boxing is the prime city venue for any boxing event, but is not solely reserved for sports. The complex also hosts various local and international bands who like to perform here. The arena is quite big, with seating for about 7,000 spectators.
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Zooberto Park

5) Zooberto Park

The so called "Zooberto" Park was inaugurated recently and has since become a rather controversial local landmark. The neighborhood's theme park features several giant animal statues that were put there as decoration by the city's Mayor (Zooberto). The park also offers plenty of shopping and dining options.
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Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña

6) Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña

The University was established as a private, non profit, institution on April 21, 1966 under the provisions of Law No. 273 of July 27. It was granted legal status by Government decree No.1090 of March 21, 1967. Article 2 of that decree states that the university is authorized to issue academic degrees fully accredited and recognized by the Ministry of Education.

The University regulates its academic and administrative activities under the provisions of the statutes and bylaws approved by the Board of Trustees, on December 14, 1970.

“Pedro Henríquez Ureña,” was chosen as the name of the university to honor the great Dominican philosopher and humanist known and respected throughout the Americas and worldwide, as a brilliant figure in the humanities.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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José Martí Monument

7) José Martí Monument

José Martí monument is located at the roundabout of the Republica de Colombia and Los Proceres Avenue. The bronze statue depicts the famous 19th century Cuban national hero and remarkable Latin American figure. Marti, who was both a reformist and a revolutionary activist, contribution to literature helped fuel independence for all Spanish-Americans.
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National Botanical Garden

8) National Botanical Garden (must see)

Dr. Rafael Ma. Moscoso National Botanical Garden (Jardin Botanico Nacional Dr. Rafael Ma. Moscoso) is a botanical garden in the heart of Santo Domingo. The park was founded in 1976 and was named after Dr. Rafael Ma. Moscoso, a Dominican botanist who cataloged the flora on the island of Hispaniola. The garden's symbol is a "guanito" leaf which is a palm tree found in the garden. The garden is a decentralized institution that reports to the Dominican Republic's Presidential Ministry of Management.
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.
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
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
Santo Domingo - El Malecone

Santo Domingo - El Malecone

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.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Santo Domingo Cultural Tour

Santo Domingo Cultural Tour

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
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: 1.9 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

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: 4.6 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Santo Domingo for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Santo Domingo has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Santo Domingo, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.