Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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Santo Domingo Palm Trees
Palm trees outside aquarium, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, February 10, 2001.
Santo Domingo Harbor
Shore of harbor at Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, February 10, 2001.
National Cathedral
Front of National Cathedral, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, February 10, 2001.
National Cathedral
Ceiling of National Cathedral, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, February 10, 2001.
Santo Domingo Building
Building in the old town of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, February 10, 2001.
Santo Domingo Cathedral
Santo Domingo Cathedral, Dominican Republic, February 10, 2001.

Santo Domingo is the oldest city established by Europeans in the Caribbean, founded in 1496. The settlement was rebuild in 1502 after a hurricane, and the oldest buildings date from that time. It also claims the oldest university (1538) and bishopric (1547) in the Americas.