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Parque Colon is the central square of the Ciudad Colonial historic district of Santo Domingo. In its Center stands a late-19th Christopher Columbus, in whose honor the square was renamed in 1887. Previously the square was known as Plaza Mayor
Facing the oldest cathedral in the Americas, this lively, shaded square is surrounded with colonial, republican, and modern architecture, and bustles with merengue musicians and sidewalk cafés, for plenty of people watching.
This shady park next to the cathedral is the perfect place to take a break from sightseeing. Popular with locals as well as tourists, it offers plenty of opportunities for people watching. Parque Colón is also a good place to find an official tour guide (look for photo ID badge) who can give you an…