Centro Leon

Centro Leon, Santiago de los Caballeros: Hours, Address, Centro Leon Reviews: 4.5/5

Centro Leon
4.5
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Centro Leon is a nonprofit institution that belongs to the Eduardo León Jimenes Foundation, which opened its doors in 2003. It's a cultural center that houses four exhibition rooms, a media library, an auditorium, multipurpose lounges, a Caribbean menu cafeteria sand a shop where you can buy selected products, related to and prepared by national art crafters and from the Great Caribbean. In the gardens there's a collection of sculptures, native and endemic plants, with birds and reptiles that make an aviary their home. Besides meeting the standards set by the International Council of Museums and the United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization, Centro León carries out a vary of programs and projects related to art, culture and environmental topics, that benefit community development throughout the strengthening of three central focuses: creativity, identity and habitability. Thanks to the cooperation of private donors and partnerships arranged with responsible businesses and cultural institutions in the country and from the world, Centro León works for the Dominicans in a Caribbean context through art and culture. Receives 66,000 visitors on average each year and in its first decade has executed more than 90 national and international exhibitions, not to mention the more than 2,500 public activities that have been organized so far.
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Mona
12 contributions
Upscale Museum
May 2021 • Couples
We were pleasantly surprised how upscale and modern the museum was, the grounds are fantastic, the cafeteria clean with indoor outdoor dining, bathroom facilities clean, the contemporary and modern art was captivating and engaging.

The historical cultural art was enriching.

Definitely a place to see and appreciate.
Written 13 May 2021
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We appreciate your comments and hope you could come back to enoy our next exhibitions.
Written 2 July 2021
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annyjose
Santiago, Dominican Republic13 contributions
Cultural place
Dec. 2019
Centro Leon is one of the finest cultural places in the city. It offers a great quality museum that showcases tradicional culture, history, ecosistem and art. Also has a tobbaco museum, cafeteria, gift store of prominent local artists and offers excellent concerts and activities monthly. Its a great place to visit while in Santiago.
Written 1 October 2020
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Belkys H
Toronto, Canada24 contributions
A great local museum - Rich and real
Mar. 2020
I enjoy visiting this museum. The permanent exhibitions are so real to what we are as a country, the temporal exhibits are out of the ordinary. This museum offers a variety of topics to discover, that each visit pays back. I was exhilarated with the well-organized exhibition about the life and work of Oscar de la Renta. My first time visiting the auditorium and I was really impressed with it. I feel the Dominican Republic has a great place where one can go to reconnect with one identity. I love this museum and hope it keeps on flourishing.
Written 30 March 2020
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Angie
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Ser Oscar de la renta
Jan. 2020
A must see activity right now in Santiago and in the Centro Leon is the exibhition of the world famous designer Oscar de la Renta. In their world class presentation they have iconic dresses wared of Hollywood stars, politicians and singers and the documentary is awsome.
Written 25 January 2020
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It's great to receive this kind of assessment about the exhibitions we work every day. We hope you could come back and enjoy our next proposals.
Written 12 February 2020
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sunnydaymoonlitnight
Orange Park, FL30 contributions
Learn about the Dominican Republic's History/Also hosted a private party on premises.
Mar. 2019
Well laid-out plan leads you through the development of the country and its people. Interesting displays give you a feel for the different chapters of the Dominican story.
Pretty gardens outside and a nice gift shop inside!

As a side note, I rented their separate meeting/party room for a family party. It could not have been better! The very adequate space had plenty of room for the beautifully decorated tables, delicious catered food and a stage for our music trio! The temperature in the air conditioned room was very comfortable even with about 40 or so guests. Bathrooms were well appointed and very clean. We all had a wonderful time. I highly recommend Centro Leon for your next meeting or party.
Written 22 January 2020
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It's wonderful to read that you have experienced both of our services: museum/culture and event center. Thank you for your opinion
Written 12 February 2020
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Midwest Scout
Olathe, KS147 contributions
Beautiful historical center of the Dominican Republic culture
Jul. 2019
Beautiful museum and cultural center that shows and tells the history and culture of the Dominican Replublic. Many displays that are very well done and informative.
Written 30 December 2019
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We're very grateful that you've enjoyed the permanent exhibitions we have. Also we hope you could come back to discover the next ones.
Written 12 February 2020
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NGS
Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic62 contributions
A place to visit!
Jul. 2019 • Family
Here you’ll find information of the ethnicity of the Dominican Republic first habitants and more....
Written 8 October 2019
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Thank you for your visit to the exhibit Signs of Identity, a permanent exhibition about archeology, ethnography and Dominican culture. We hope you could enjoy our exhibition about Dominican visual arts as well.
Written 24 October 2019
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earl4454
Janesville, WI14 contributions
Interesting Dominican History
May 2019 • Friends
This museum provides the history of the Dominican people, it was interesting to see how it has evolved over the years.
Written 12 May 2019
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We're glad that you could enjoy our Antropological exhibition.
Written 15 May 2019
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ancelibg
Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic12 contributions
Centro Leon
Feb. 2019 • Friends
Great place to enjoy with friends and family, cultural and fun place with natural gardens and birds !!!
Written 14 April 2019
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We're glad you enjoyed our natural collections. There are our living exhibitions.
Written 15 April 2019
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Ron B
Huntsville, AL68 contributions
History of the Dominican Republic
Mar. 2019 • Business
Visited this museum on our last day in the DR. Very glad we took the time to visit the museum. It was very enlightening on the history and development of the country. It is well worth the time to understand the history and mixed cultures. Their is a very good restaurant there in the museum. Local artwork is also displayed. It is well staffed and it has air conditioning!
Written 4 March 2019
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We're glad you spend your last day with us. And we hope that wasn't the last visit!
Written 18 March 2019
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Centro Leon is open:
  • Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri - Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm