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The Villa de Altos de Chavon in La Romana is a haven for artistic creation. It was initially conceived in 1976 by Charles Bludhorn as a gift to his daughter. Roberto Copa made Bludhorn's idea a reality building a Mediterranean style villa.
Overlooking the Caribbean sea and the Chavon river, the Villa includes a church (San Estanislao, honoring S.S. Juan Pablo II), restaurants, art galleries, a museum, stores, a discothèque, artist studios, a design school (associated to Parsons School of Design) and an amphitheater. In short, it is a center for art creation, exhibition and learning.
Altos de Chavon amphitheater seats 5,000 viewers. It opened in 1982 featuring Frank Sinatra and Carlos Santana. It held concerts with international artists like Heart, Juan Luis Guerra, Duran Duran, America, Tania Maria and many others.
The films Apocalypse Now and Rambo were shot at the Chavon river. When you visit the village, make sure to take a boat and see the actual locations of these movies.