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Address: Colonial Zone, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

The old entrance to Santo Domingo from the city's port.

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Bit of oldest history in the New World

This is part of the fortification near the Governor's House (otherwise known as Alcazar de Colon). These gates and the House and surrounding plaza are a must see for history... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2016
Florence, South Carolina

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Gdansk, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I entered the gate to the Zona Colonial. Be careful because you can easily stumble. Rocky road. Littered with trash around.

Thank posejdon12345
Banning, Ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Part of the Fort System near Calle Las Damas and the Plaza Espana. Still can be entered to day if you wish from the main highway around the Colonial Zone Puerta de San Diego / Gate of St. James - Uphill from Highway

Thank Perkadventures
Florence, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 July 2016

This is part of the fortification near the Governor's House (otherwise known as Alcazar de Colon). These gates and the House and surrounding plaza are a must see for history buffs. We did it on a bike tour - but note that is is difficult to take the bike down the sloped Street out of the colonial city into the... More 

Thank michaelhsia
Dominican Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

In this place you stll have this felling about old-time, the Spanish time is hier, it is never gone at all,

Thank JuanaCastro
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016

This gate is inside of the old military oupost. There was a fee of $10 to walk around the grounds. Go walk up to the top of tower to get the best view of the town!! There are local guides to walk around and explain about the grounds. We paid $10 for a brief tour.

Thank Daniel B
Ann Arbor, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

This gate goes into Alcazar de Colon and Plaza de Espana ( Plaza de Armas ). It's worth a couple of pictures as you walk around area.

Thank bcsystems
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Off the main plaza, easy to fit in to the standard Zona Colonial walking tour. We fit our group underneath for a perfectly framed photo.

Thank Phillyjanie
Jacksonville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015

This place is right below the alcazar de colon. Used to be the gate/ entrance to the colonial city. Great place to visit.

Thank Byron P
Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Not much to say about it,great piece ,if you are interested in history it will make sense to you to see it..

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2014

There is nothing much about this gate except the history. Now that is the reason why it is a great piece. The reason being is that this was the gate that the Spanish governor would use to bring all of the items being brought into Santo Domingo to be checked to make sure nothing was illegal it was their customs... More 

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