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Santo Domingo , once known as Santo Domingo de Guzmán, is the capital and largest city of the Dominican Republic and the largest metropolitan area in the Caribbean by population. As of 2010, the city had a total population of 2,908,607, when including the metropolitan area. The city is coterminous with the boundaries of the Distrito Nacional , itself bordered on three sides by Santo Domingo Province. Founded by the Spanish in 1496, on the east bank of the Ozama River and then moved by Nicolás de Ovando in 1502 to the west bank of the river, the city is the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the Americas, and was the first seat of the Spanish colonial rule in the New World. Wikipedia
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Private tour: Medellín City Tour and its Urban Innovation Experience
This tour takes you within just 4 hours to the most important touristic sights of the “City of Eternal Spring” --Medellín--. Explore downtown Medellín and the historical centre. Listen to local musicians and the traditional “Guasca” music while visiting Parque Berrío. Stroll through the hustle and bustle of downtown Medellin to the famous Botero Plaza with an exhibition of the Colombian artist Fernando Botero, whose sculptures have become a landmark of the city. Take the Metro Cable up to Santo Domingo, which was once a notorious area of gang violence in Medellín. The cable car was constructed to make the inner city more accessible to people from the outskirts and allows visitors a glimpse into the lives of the marginalized population. While enjoying the spectacular view you learn more about the transformation of Medellín from one of the most dangerous cities in the world to a fascinating melting pot of cultures with possibly the warmest and friendliest people in the world.
Pirate Tales Tour: To the conquest of the treasure of Cartagena
Starting on the Bastion of Santo Domingo, this soundwalk will take you on an adventure getting to know all the pirate tales that Cartagena has to offer. The narrator of this special audiowalk with 3D sound effects is a pirate himself. As you follow the tales of Black Bart, he will tell you about his own adventures and those legends and heroes he knows. You will learn how piracy begins in the Caribbean, starting from the controversies in Europe related to the Mare Clausum. As you explore the city, your tour will point to you the different places were the attacks happened. Be ready to laugh and enjoy your walk as your narrator tells you strories of Drake, Vernon, Hawkins, Robert Baal, Martin Cote, and the Baron de Pointis's crazy adventures. You will also learn about the Pirate Code and the reasons why Cartagena was such a desired city to attack during the golden years of piracy.
Cartagena de Indias: India Catalina to Plaza Santo Domingo Audio Tour
This tour goes back through time into the legendary walled city of Cartagena de Indias. Hear stories about ancient fortresses, pirate attacks and what made Cartagena the wealthiest port the colonial world. Discover what inspired the magical realism in the novels of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Journey along the stone walls and cobbled streets of this world heritage site. Our trip begins at the India Catalina monument and then goes into the city via the San Diego neighborhood entrance. We'll get a perfect view of how the defenders of Cartagena warded off attackers. We'll then enter the heart of the walled city, making our way to Plaza de Santo Domingo.We'll take in the beautiful architecture, magical atmosphere and sultry characters that make Cartagena one of the most fascinating destinations in the world. The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
Arví Park and Comuna 2 Medellín City Tour 4-Hour
Discover the very other side of Medellin once you go all over the comunas. Take part of this integrated Arví Park and Comuna 2 tour and let yourself be amazed by Urban museum of memories, breath-taking viewpoints and lots of nature at Arví Park. Take the cable car from Santo Domingo and explore the contrasts between this natural park and the comunas history and learn about the city while breathing pure oxygen. Come and experience diversity with us! ● Having the best combination of urban and natural sides of Medellin ● A brief history lesson through Comuna 2 and Urban museum of memories ● Full immersion in nature at Arvi’s reservoir ● Breathtaking viewpoints of both city and mountains ● Tasting and delicious homemade snack
Visit Explora Park and discover Medellin in public transportation
The city has achieved an important breakthrough and is considered as a sign of improvement. The construction of library parks and access to marginal communities to the city led to greater inclusion. Visit the northern part of the city, enjoy spaces the "Deseos Park", enter the metro - panoramic tour from the metro cable to Santo Domingo, one of the peripheral neighborhoods shows its transformation. Continue to the Park explores "an interactive center for the appropriation and dissemination of science and technology with more than 300 interactive experiences distributed in several rooms and experimentation spaces for all, in addition to one of the largest aquariums in South America."