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Dominican Republic

UNESCO World Heritage

Dominican Republic, Colonial City of Santo Domingo

 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, August 16, 2012 at 13:11:57

Location Distrito Nacional, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Coordinates N18 28 60 W69 55 0
Property 93 ha
Date of Inscription 1990

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/526 )

After Christopher Columbus's arrival on the island in 1492, Santo Domingo became the site of the first cathedral, hospital, customs house and university in the Americas. This colonial town, founded in 1498, was laid out on a grid pattern that became the model for almost all town planners in the New World.

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