Dominican Republic Landmarks

By | November 7, 2021

The Dominican Republic is primarily of interest to sun-seekers and beach holidaymakers. But you don’t just have to spend your entire vacation in the Dominican Republic on the beach. The country has many different sights to offer.

A visit to the capital will certainly be interesting. Santo Domingo was founded by the Spaniards towards the end of the 15th century. Many of the colonial buildings built at that time are still preserved or have been restored to this day. In Santo Domingo, the cathedral, the university and the hospital are the oldest buildings in the city.

If you are interested in museums, there are several at the Plaza de la Cultura. The country’s national theater is also located in this square. There are several holiday resorts and also various beaches in the vicinity of the city.

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Outside of the city, you should definitely visit the stalactite cave Los Tres Ojos de Aqua. Those who enjoy hiking can explore the country’s mountains from Santiago.

The most popular places with tourists are Puerto Plata, Luperon, Sosua and Cabarete. Puerto Plata in particular is very well known for its bustle. There is also a lot to see and discover outside of the holiday complexes. Especially here you should visit the amber museum on Calle Duarte near the city park, as there are a lot of interesting exhibits to see here.

It is also worth making a detour to the fortress of San Felipe. The fortress was built by the Spaniards towards the end of the 16th century. During the dictatorship of the Dominican Republic, the fortress was used as a prison by the Trujillo brothers.

You should also have seen the fortress with the defense tower on Mount Isabel de Torres. This fortress was built by the Trujillo brothers. The botanical garden that has been laid out near the fortress is also wonderful. From the mountain you also have a wonderful view of the north coast of the Dominican Republic. Those who want to reach the mountain can either use the cable car or an access road.

A visit to the Brugal distillery east of town. It is definitely worth trying this delicious drop.

For visitors interested in nature, the Ocean World Adventure Park is an absolute must. There are many different tropical fish to be seen in different aquariums and dolphins in the sea in front of the park. You should definitely see this park, as you can also marvel at the particularly species-rich flora and fauna of a recreated rainforest.

For beach holidaymakers, the tourist centers of Playa Dorada and Costamber are more likelyto be recommended, as there are wonderful beaches to see here. Divers are particularly fond of the Samana peninsula because the water here is particularly crystal clear.

The southeast of the Dominican Republic has few attractions and sights to offer its visitors. It is worth visiting the village of Altos de Chavon near La Romana. This is a restored 15th century village. Other attractions of the Dominican Republic include whale watching, which is mainly offered from December to March, the Pico Duarte (which is the highest mountain in the Caribbean), the salt lake Lago Enriquillo, the Los Haitises National Park and the island Saona.

Dominican Republic – important addresses

Tourist Office of the Dominican Republic in Germany: Hochstraße 54,

60313 Frankfurt / M
Telephone: (069) 91 3978 78, Fax: (069) 28 3430
Opening times: Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The tourist office in Germany is also responsible for Switzerland and Austria.

Secretaria de Estado de Turismo: Ave. México,

esq. 30 de Marzo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Telephone: 221 4660, Fax: 682 3806

Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Germany : HE Mr. Pedro Luciano Verges Ciman, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (since March 1st, 2005),
Dessauer Strasse 28 – 29, 10963 Berlin
Telephone: (030) 25 7577 60, Fax: (030) 25 7577 61
Opening times: Mon – Fri 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Dominican Republic has two consulates general (with visa issuance) in Frankfurt / M (phone: (069) 74 3877 81/83) and Hamburg (phone: (040) 4740 84, email: as well as an honorary consulate in Stuttgart (Telephone: (0711) 55 20 04).

Honorary Consulate of the Dominican Republic in Austria (with visa issuing):
Möllwaldplatz 5, 2nd floor, 1040 Vienna
Telephone: (01) 50464 37, Fax: (01) 505 3236
Opening times: Tue, Wed and Thurs 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Switzerland :
Weltpoststrasse 4, 3015 Bern Postal
address: Postfach 22, CH-3000 Bern 15
Telephone: (031) 35 115 85/89, Fax: (031) 35 115 87, Consular section: Telephone and fax: (031) 351 2562
email: or consular department:
Opening times: public access Mon – Fri 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., telephone inquiries 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., consular department: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Consulate General of the Dominican Republic in Switzerland :
Löwenstrasse 65, CH-8001 Zurich
Telephone: (043) 81 893 44/45, Fax: (043) 818 9346
Opening times: Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

In addition, the Dominican Republic maintains a consulate general with visa issuance in Geneva (phone / fax: (022) 738 0018) and a consulate with visa issuance in Lugano (phone: (091) 923 2371).

Embassy of Germany in the Dominican Republic : Christian Germann, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary,

Edificio Torre Piantini Piso 16, Calle Gustavo Mejia Ricart, esq. Ave. Abraham Lincoln, Santo Domingo,

Telephone: (001809) 542 89 49, 542 89 50, Fax: (001809) 542 89 55


Postal address: Embajada de la República Federal de Alemania, Apartado 1235, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Dominican Republic Landmarks