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Altos de Chavon, is an architectural wonder, a 16th century replica of a Mediterranean village perched high above the Chavón River. The village was designed by Dominican architect Jose Antonio Caro, and created by Italian master designer and cinematographer Roberto Coppa. Dominican artisans handcrafted the stone pathways, decorative ironwork, furniture and enchanting buildings, reviving almost forgotten crafts of metal work and stone carving. Under Coppa's direction, each stone was hand cut, each wooden door frame was handcrafted and each wrought-iron detail hand-forged. Construction of the village began in 1976 and the village was inaugurated in 1982 with the concert of Frank Sinatra at the amphitheater. Altos de Chavon was built as a center of culture for the Dominican people.
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La Romana 22000, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed yesterday

Words really can't describe the views and sites you will encounter at Altos de Chavon. Such unique architecture, feel, landscape!! Well worth the trip! Not a lot to actually DO here, but we enjoyed walking around, sitting in the amphitheater, checking out the views down...More

Thank Suzanne2375
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I felt like if this place had no view of the Rio Chavon river,this place would be a joke.Day I was there there was a blackout so the museums were closed.Amphitheater there was very big,and felt like it was from the stone age (it is...More

Thank wqu
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a gorgeous place! Beautiful spots to take photos. Feels like you stepped into a movie filmed in Spain. Quaint little shops, gorgeous architecture. A def must see. I visited here on a tour that also included a river cruise, which I highly recommend.

1  Thank HunteRuby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a quick taxi over from the cruise ship terminal while sailing on the Carnival Vista ($8 per person round trip on an air conditioned bus). After approximately 15 minutes on the bus, we arrived at Altos de Chavon. It is a completely unique...More

Thank Hayelle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Getting off the cruise ship, I was excited to explore the town of La Romana. Our tour took us to Altos de Chavon. At first glance it looked and felt like an ancient little town that had been preserved. There were shops, restaurants and a...More

1  Thank Bookwizerd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really impressive little town built to look like an ancient Italian town. It sounds corny but it was executed very well. The rivers are magnificent. It's a lovely place to eat a nice lunch or get some gelato and take some pictures by the...More

1  Thank TimeDog
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Has a beautiful Church for small weddings and Plaza in front for larger ones!!!! Handcrafted stone village

Thank Amelia B
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Beautiful church, great view of the Chavon river, meet the resident donkey and pose for pictures. Museums, restaurants and shopping. Nominal entry fee.

Thank Keith S
Reviewed 21 May 2017

La Romana was one of the stops on our southern Caribbean cruise. A group of of took a tour of Altos de Chavon. The views are beautiful (you'll see where they filmed the movie Anaconda). The dark chocolate in the chocolate shop was delicious (ended...More

1  Thank 0428Luna
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We have been here several times and each time the experience can be a little different. the view and setting is spectacular is the first emotion but dig deeper and there are lots of layers. the view from behind the church which is the roof...More

Thank Brian M
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We are going nov 2017 . Does the tour pick up at luxury Bahia principle? Thanks
2 May 2017|
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Response from CelsoSO | Reviewed this property |
Take a cab and ask to make a tour including the place and downtown...he will wait while you take photos and walk
Hi, I am looking to go to a concert which will finish about 11pm, will there be cabs there at that time so I can get back to my resort?
21 July 2016|
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Response from Renee B | Reviewed this property |
I agree arrange in advance there will not be cabs waiting.
Who did you have to pay to get in? We have been going there for years, as recently as two weeks ago and have never had to pay to get in.
22 May 2016|
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Response from Jose50 | Reviewed this property |
As we were on a tour from the hotel, our entrance fee was included in the excursion fee.