Santo Domingo: The Colonial City

Santo Domingo: The Colonial City
Illustrations/Gary Hovland
Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic, has a stunning mix of beauty and style for the cigar lover
A statue of Nicolás de Ovando stands atop a marble base in the middle of a piazza that dates back to the 16th century. Cast in bronze, he’s a bit shorter and a bit stouter than his famous contemporary Christopher Columbus, but his pose and dark patina are no less dignified. Columbus might get all the glory for discovering the New World, but here in the colonial section of Santo Domingo, Ovando is the real rock star. A respected figure in this part of the Dominican Republic, Ovando helped to found the capital city of Santo Domingo and is properly memorialized for it.  Cigars aside, one of Santo Domingo’s biggest attractions is its famed Colonial City, a seaside …
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