Santo Domingo Shopping, Santo Domingo (Self Guided)

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.
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Santo Domingo Shopping Map

Guide Name: Santo Domingo Shopping
Guide Location: Dominican Republic » Santo Domingo (See other walking tours in Santo Domingo)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
Author: Maia
Cigar King

1) Cigar King

Great service and a large amount of the best-quality Dominican and Cuban cigars is what you can expect to find at the appropriately named, Cigar King. The shop's staff will be more than happy to help you find the best cigar for your particular taste. Also, all the cigars are kept in phenomenal conditions, thus ensuring top quality. If you love cigars, than you will love Cigar King.
Parque Colon

2) Parque Colon (must see)

Parque Colon is the central square of the Ciudad Colonial historic district of Santo Domingo. In its Center stands a late-19th Christopher Columbus, in whose honor the square was renamed in 1887. Previously the square was known as Plaza Mayor.
Monuments bordering the square include the Catedral de Santa Maria la Menor, Santo Domingo's Municipal Palace, and the Palacio Borgella, which once hosted the Dominican Republic's Parliament. Calle del Conde, once the thriving commercial heart of Santo Domingo, starts from Parque Colon and runs to the Puerta del Conde. At the beginning of Calle del Conde is a late-20th-century bust of Bartholomew Columbus, Christopher's brother and the founder of Santo Domingo.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Felipe & Co.

3) Felipe & Co.

Felipe & Co. features a gigantic collection of Dominican crafts. Here, shoppers will indulge in a variety of different art, including paintings and cheap jewelery. Felipe & Co. also sells goods for cookings such as deliciously tasting coffee. Tropical clothes are even sold here.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 9 am - 8 pm; Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm
La Atarazana Street

4) La Atarazana Street

La Atarazana is a wonderful place for shopping. This street is full of art galleries, jewelry stores, and shops with vintage crafts. La Atarazana is an incredibly beautiful street, so not only will you enjoy the items for sale, but also cherish the surrounding views.
Ambar Nacional

5) Ambar Nacional

Ambar Nacional is the most popular store in the Dominican Republic. This shopping venue is the prime location for any jewelry made of amber, which is great, considering local traditions speculate that amber has a positive influence on the wearer. Ambar Nacional also provides a small collection of larimar stones, or the most beautiful and unique of the stones in the country.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 8 am - 6 pm; Sunday: 8 am - 12 pm
Mercado Modelo

6) Mercado Modelo

If you're searching for souvenirs, handmade crafts, or amber amulets, than Mercado Modelo is the place to visit. The Mercado specializes in beautiful Caribbean handmade souvenirs, as well as paintings from local artists. Fresh fruit and vegetables are also for sale at very reasonable prices.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm; Sunday: 9 am - 12 pm

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 - 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 Colonial Churches

Santo Domingo Colonial Churches

Santo Domingo is a city with several different places of worship. The city is home to a number of beautiful churches rich in history and religious heritage. Also, the churches are all ideally situated close to one another, thereby making it possible to view them all in one trip.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
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
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 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

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.