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Museum of the Dominican Man

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Address: Av. Pedro Henriquez Urena | Plaza de la Cultura, Santo Domingo 10104, Dominican Republic
Phone Number: +1 809-687-3622
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Set in the beautiful Plaza de la Cultura, this museum has exhibits on the...

Set in the beautiful Plaza de la Cultura, this museum has exhibits on the Tamno natives that inhabited the island before the arrival of the Spanish.

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Probably worlds worst museum ever

Since I've been stuck in santo Domingo for a while, I thought I might learn something about the local culture. The building is probably the same as when they opened 40 years ago... read more

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 March 2015
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Mexico City, Mexico
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015 via mobile

Since I've been stuck in santo Domingo for a while, I thought I might learn something about the local culture. The building is probably the same as when they opened 40 years ago. There are lots of stuff to see, but not a single reference to what's infront of you. The personnel is lazy and bad mannered, so do not... More 

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Wilton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2015

The fee was modest, it's in a compound called the cultural plaza and one of two museums we visited. Unfortunately even with the headphones we managed to go through the museum backwards. Even so, there were a lot of features and history shown of which I was previously unaware. For example, even though it seems logical, I had no idea... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

This is seriously one of the worst museums I've ever seen. We went because of the overwhelmingly positive reviews here but were shocked to find a bored, lazy staff, a building that was falling apart, and exhibits that were sun-faded and hadn't been updated since the days of Trujillo. All of that I could deal with, though, were it not... More 

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Dominican Republic
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

lots of pottery and taino history but the exhibits were old (no pun intended). The building is old, the elevator is broke so we had to hike up a couple of flights of stairs. Nothing really stuck out as really neat in this museum. Disappointing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2013

This museum is perfect example of developing countries do their best with what they have funds for. The are some incredible privately funded museums in the DR (Centro Leon, Santiago) (Alcazar de Colon, Zona Colonial) This is not one of them, BUT it has the most impressive of Taino artifacts in the Caribbean. They do offer head sets in English.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2013

I'm glad that we went to this museum on our last day in the DR because it brought together so much of the history that we had learned throughout the previous days. It has a very extensive explanation of the different time periods of ethnic groups, their life styles, and contributions to modern day life from the Taino Indian language... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2012

i am a history fanatic and i love this museum it gives you a journey through the history of the dominican republic staring with the taino indians all the way to present day dominican republic. It is in spanish but they do have english if i remember correctly.

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