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Museum of the Royal Houses

C/ Las Damas | corner of Las Damas and Mercedes Streets, Santo Domingo 10210, Dominican Republic
+1 809-682-4202
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This museum contains artifacts and other historical exhibits on Santo Domingo from 1492 to 1821.
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  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
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“audio guide” (10 reviews)
“colonial era” (7 reviews)
“royal court” (3 reviews)
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C/ Las Damas | corner of Las Damas and Mercedes Streets, Santo Domingo 10210, Dominican Republic
+1 809-682-4202
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This magnificent museum, housed in a 16th-century building, was once the royal court, the first court in the New World. Another building in the museum compound has been the residence of senior government officials. In the museum you can learn about the history of Santo...More

Thank Yair1515
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful building, very well maintained. A bit like a maze as it has so many rooms and two floors, not necessarily all connected. Interesting visit, audio guide is included in the entrance.

Thank Yjyj2
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

This museum is well organized and well worth the small fee for entrance. While there is audio, we chose to walk through on our own rather than pay the fee to use the equipment. Thinking back, if I return, I will pay for the audio...More

1  Thank Robert D
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

The building itself is beautiful and well kept. The exhibit is interesting and will give you a feeling of the history of Santo Domingo. Be prepared for the hot climate: the museum has no AC!

Thank EG71
Reviewed 20 September 2017

If you enjoy the feeling of "time travel" you will like wandering the halls of this stately residence. Some rooms contain artifacts and streamlined descriptions of historical events. Other rooms are furnished to give you the feel of the place from the past. All signage...More

Thank Kathryn W
Reviewed 6 September 2017

It was where the Royal Justice had it base for the whole american continent. If you committed a crime in Peru and have to appear in front of a judge, you'll had been brought here for trial. The museum is very interesting.

Thank Ivanreynoso
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Doesn't look like much from outside but has quite a few rooms and halls inside where you can walk around and see various historical exhibits. Good spot to spend sometime away from outside sun and heat.

Thank Konstantin Y
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Very interesting place to visit in the Capital city of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo! Lots of historical significance. Here you will learn the history of the Dominican Republic and the early settlement started by Christopher Columbus.

Thank Ge0rgetravels
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Place where you learn from Dominican history and our origins, where the voyages of Christopher Columbus and his crew are explicit. Samples of objects of the Spanish and indigenous of the time.

Thank Mass0411
Reviewed 17 June 2017

A nice collection which covers many topics (colonization of Americas, commerce, arms history etc). Most of the information is written in Spanish only, so you might want to get an audioguide. The building housing the museum and the inner gardens are also interesting. Entry fee:...More

Thank Márk N
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