Parque Independencia, Santo Domingo
Explore Independence Park, a charming cultural space nestled next to the historic town of Santo Domingo. This hidden gem showcases memorial statues of national heroes, including the iconic Puerta del Conde. This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers a picturesque and evocative glimpse into the fortified entrance of Santo Domingo.
Immerse yourself in Dominican history as you discover the Altar de la Patria, a mausoleum honoring the founding fathers of the Dominican Republic. Marvel at the magnificent statues crafted by the renowned Italian sculptor Nicholas Arrighini. The white marble building overlooks the Puerta del Conde, creating a truly awe-inspiring sight.
As you leave through the gate of the old town, be captivated by the Latin inscription, “ìDulce et Decori est pro patria moriî” – a powerful reminder of the freedom fought for and won by the Dominican Republic. This gate serves as a symbolic reminder of the nation’s resilience and independence.
Continue your journey by venturing into the old city, the oldest permanent city in the Americas. Take a moment to relax at the Grand’s Cafeteria and Bar in Conde Peatonal, savoring a delicious coffee or satisfying lunch. With their 24/7 opening hours, reliable internet, and exceptional service, this is the perfect spot to recharge before exploring the historic old town.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience Independence Park. Add it to your must-visit list and embark on a journey through Dominican history and culture like never before.
Historical Site at the start of the old town.
Peaceful, clean, quite small.
Nice restaurant close by
Free to enter: