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Alcázar de Colón (Columbus Palace) Tours and Activities

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This UNESCO World Heritage site located in Santo Domingo’s Colonial Zone, is the oldest Viceroy residency in all of the Americas. Once the home of the famous Columbus family, the symmetrical structure was built by the famous explorers son is 1515.

This historic site, which is now home to the Museo Alcazar de Diego Colon, was once an architectural constellation of fifty rooms, gardens and courtyards. While this once impressive palace is today approximately half the size, the artifacts, tapestries and documents on display in the museum showcase a rich and colorful history that grants travelers a deeper understanding of the culture and stories of Santo Domingo, as well as one of the world’s most well-known explorers.

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Tuesday-Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Calle La Atarazana 2, Plaza de Espana, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Full-Day Santo Domingo City Tour from Punta Cana

Full-Day Santo Domingo City Tour from Punta Cana

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Explore the oldest city in the Americas on this walking tour of Santo Domingo. During this full-day excursion from Punta Cana, follow your local guide to view some 5th century colonial monuments, Las Damas Street and Diego Columbus Alcazar, the first cathedral built in the new world. Stop by the National Presidential Palace, get fantastic views of downtown and watch a 4D movie about the history of the city. Lunch at a traditional Dominican restaurant and round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels are included.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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$95.00

Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana

Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana

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Explore the oldest city in the Americas on this walking tour of Santo Domingo. During this 10-hour excursion from Punta Cana, follow your local guide to view some 5th century colonial monuments, Las Damas Street and Diego Columbus Alcazar, the first cathedral built in the new world. Stop by the National Presidential Palace, get fantastic views of downtown and shop for souvenirs at the local markets. Lunch at a traditional Dominican restaurant and round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels are included.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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$95.00

Santo Domingo 1-Day Tour from Punta Cana

Santo Domingo 1-Day Tour from Punta Cana

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During the tour that we will do in Santo Domingo, we will visit the main monuments and historical places of our country, so that you can learn about our origins, culture, and lifestyle. Our tour in Santo Domingo begins in the Los Tres Ojos National Park, then we make a stop at the Colon Lighthouse, where the remains of Admiral Cristóbal Colon rest. Then we will continue our tour of the new city of Santo Domingo and we will walk through the main streets and most important avenues, we will pass through the commercial area, Chinatown, and we will stop to take a photo at the presidential palace. from there we continue straight to the Malecón de Santo Domingo. After all the aforementioned, we will stop in the colonial zone, where we will enjoy a typical lunch, here we recharge the batteries, by then we will start the tour throughout this old city, where we will visit the first cathedral in America, calle las damas, plaza España.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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$55.00

Private Santo Domingo Colonial Private trip From Punta Cana

Private Santo Domingo Colonial Private trip From Punta Cana

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Benefit from personalized attention and private round-trip transportation on this full-day private tour of Santo Domingo from Punta Cana. Skip the hassle of renting a car and figuring out directions on this day trip, accompanied by a private guide. See the highlights of Santo Domingo's 500-year-old Colonial Zone, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a flexible tour accompanied by engaging commentary from your guide.
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  • 11 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$499.00
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$499.00
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Santo Domingo Colonial City Tour

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Santo Domingo Colonial City Tour

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Santo Domingo is the capital of the Dominican Republic, it is the economic and cultural center of the country, and its colonial zone is the first urban city in the new world founded more than 600 years ago and the first European settlement in the Americas and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1990, is a recommended experience for all travelers. This historic neighborhood consists of a maze of narrow streets filled with architectural wonders that range from the 16th to the early 20th centuries. Its streets will take you to colonial buildings turned into museums, shops, hotels, restaurants, and sidewalk cafes. Santo Domingo City Tour is the perfect option for people who love history and culture. In this complete tour we will take you on a journey back in time, where you will enjoy an interesting historical account and visits to the most emblematic museums of the Dominican capital, with architectural designs dating from the time of the discovery of America in 1492.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.75
$95.00
$33.25 savings
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$61.75
$95.00
$33.25 savings

Walking Tour of the Historic Area of ​​Santo Domingo

Walking Tour of the Historic Area of ​​Santo Domingo

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Visit the oldest city in the New World and the first permanent settlement of Christopher Columbus after his "discovery" of the Americas. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. This incredible historic area boasts some of the oldest buildings in the New World. Top attractions include the Catedral Primada de América, the first cathedral in America, and the Alcazar de Colón, the former residence of Christopher Columbus's son. Other attractions include the Dominican Convent, the first monastery in the Americas, and Ozama Fortress, the oldest fortress in the New World. The Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo also has beautiful parks and squares. Parque Colón, in front of the cathedral, is the perfect place to take a break and people watch. Plaza de España is a huge square with some of the best restaurants in the area.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.59
Price varies by group size
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$78.59
Price varies by group size

Full Day Caribbean Santo Domingo City Tour

Full Day Caribbean Santo Domingo City Tour

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Stroll through the oldest streets in the Americas on this comprehensive tour of Santo Domingo, with round-trip transportation from Punta Cana. Embark on a walking tour of the colonial zone with a guide, a pleasure for history buffs, then visit the Three Eyes National Park (Tres Ojos) and the Columbus Lighthouse. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Punta Cana and a typical Dominican lunch served midday make this an all-inclusive experience.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00

Santo Domingo City Tour From Punta Cana

Santo Domingo City Tour From Punta Cana

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Spend the day exploring one of Dominican Republic's most beautiful and eclectic colonial cities. Tour the city's first cathedral, pass by Christopher Columbus' house and check out local monuments and museums alongside fellow travelers and your local guide. This popular option for travelers showcases the best culture, history and heritage of this capital city. Whether you're a first time visitor or a DR native, this is the perfect tour for those who want to hit all the highlights.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.32
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$88.32

Full-Day Santo Domingo City Tour from La Romana

Full-Day Santo Domingo City Tour from La Romana

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Explore the history of the oldest city in the Americas on this family-friendly tour from La Romana. Learn about Santo Domingo's historic and cultural significance and see important monuments and landmarks. Take a break to watch a short 4D pirate movie, then continue on to explore the boardwalk area. Lunch at an upscale Dominican restaurant is included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.18
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$87.18

Santo Domingo Walking Tour From Punta Cana

Santo Domingo Walking Tour From Punta Cana

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Immerse yourself in Santo Domingo's rich history during this full-day excursion from Punta Cana. Walk through the historic city's Colonial Zone, hitting all the most important landmarks. Free time for shopping and lunch are included, as well as hotel pickup and drop-off in Punta Cana.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00

Santo Domingo Colonial (City Tour)

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Santo Domingo Colonial (City Tour)

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This tour to Santo Domingo shows you the highlights in and around the capital city. First, stop at Los Tres Ojos National Park. Meaning “three eyes” in Spanish, it boasts three impressive lakes. Then explore Old Town Santo Domingo with a professional tour guide, learning about its importance as the first seat of the Spanish colonial government in the Americas. A traditional Dominican lunch is included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.25
$75.00
$3.75 savings
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$71.25
$75.00
$3.75 savings

Half day City Tour Santo Domingo

Half day City Tour Santo Domingo

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With rich colonial history, Santo Domingo ranks among the Dominican Republic’s must-see cities—but exploring solo means missing its hidden secrets. On this tour, begin with pickup at your Santo Domingo hotel and explore the city with your guide. Hear the backstories behind top attractions including the 16th-century Cathedral of Santa María la Menor and the Museo de las Casas Reales, and admire the Ozama River from the Ozama Fortress.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
Price varies by group size
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$60.00
Price varies by group size

Santo Domingo City Tour Supreme

Santo Domingo City Tour Supreme

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Take a break from the beach and explore the highlights of Santo Domingo on this full-day sightseeing excursion from Punta Cana. Walk the cobblestone streets of the historic Colonial Zone and see many firsts of the New World such as the first cathedral, tavern, and paved road. Then visit the Columbus House, the palace of Christopher Columbus' son, Diego. A traditional Dominican lunch is also included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00

Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo

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We leave early in the morning from any hotel in Bávaro and Bayahibe, in comfortable and modern buses, accompanied by an expert guide. Walking along the narrow roads of yesterday, we will visit the beginnings of the New World, where at the beginning of the 15th century the first colonial houses were built, touring the Colonial City; We will pay tribute to the Primada de las Américas Cathedral, the birthplace of a fervent Catholic faith; We will also take a walk through the Alcazar de Colón, which will take you to the time of the first Spanish conquerors. The full day excursion also includes a typical lunch in a famous Dominican food restaurant, to savor our typical dishes. Is there more ?, Yes, we will walk along the Malecon of Santo Domingo where we can appreciate the beauty of the Caribbean Sea and some of the buildings of the modern city such as the Palace of Fine Arts, the National Theater and the Presidential Palace among others.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.00
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$86.00

Santo Domingo Historical Day Trip

Santo Domingo Historical Day Trip

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Leave the beach crowds behind on a stress-free day trip to Santo Domingo — a great choice for first-time visitors with limited time. Enjoy easy transportation in an air-conditioned coach and visit highlights, such as Three Eyes National Park, the Cathedral of America, and the UNESCO-listed Colonial Zone. Your full-day guided tour includes entrance fees, lunch, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Punta Cana.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00

Full-Day Santo Domingo City Tour from Punta Cana

Full-Day Santo Domingo City Tour from Punta Cana

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Explore the city streets, back alleys, architectural landmarks and historical sights on this popular Santo Domingo city tour that showcases the best of the New World. Follow your expert guide through all the highlights of this stunning colonial city. Enjoy lunch at the Los Tres Ojos caves and enjoy expert commentary as you travel back in time.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00

Full Day City Tour Santo Domingo

Full Day City Tour Santo Domingo

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Immerse yourself in the history of the Dominican Republic's first city on this history-focused tour. You'll spend a full day exploring the city highlights with a guide to enrich your experience, providing commentary and navigation. Sites visited include the UNESCO-listed Colonial Zone, the Casas Reales, the Cathedral, Colon Park. Calle de las Camas, El Conde, and others.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.00
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$90.00

Santo Domingo City Tour

Santo Domingo City Tour

We arrive from the hotel collection point; we went to the city of Romana which is the third most populous city in the Dominican Republic where a stop to go to the bathroom and take some refreshments and if they like the store has a diversity of Dominican handicrafts made. We continue our direct route to Santo Domingo City or Province Santo Domingo is one of the 32 provinces of the Dominican Republic. It was separated from the National District on October 16, 2001. Santo Domingo province is part of the Tenth Region Ozama, along with the National District.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
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$70.00

Santo Domingo City Tour with Pickup in Cap Cana

Santo Domingo City Tour with Pickup in Cap Cana

On this tour you will enjoy the best of Santo Domingo, you will live an unforgettable experience going to the most extravagant places in Santo Domingo. You will visit some places such as the Colonial Zone, the Colón Lighthouse, El Conde Street, Los Tres Ojos Lake and many more places full of history and fun. Take photos and enjoy with your family or friends and learn more about the most emblematic places of Santo Domingo.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.00
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$76.00

Guided Full Day City Tour in Santo Domingo from Punta Cana

Guided Full Day City Tour in Santo Domingo from Punta Cana

Santo Domingo is a magical city, full of history, culture and incredible landscapes. Walk through the oldest capital of the «New» world, Santo Domingo is the first city founded in America. This sightseeing tour shows you a city full of history and culture. A great activity for the whole family. At the beginning of the day, we will pick you up at your hotel. On the way to Santo Domingo, you will have a tour guide who will explain incredible details about the history of the Dominican Republic. Upon arrival in Santo Domingo, you will visit the incredible cenotes of Los Tres Ojos National Park, you will also make a beautiful tour of the most important monuments: the 1st Cathedral in America, the Colon Palace and the National Pantheon, also Be in a romantic street , the first in America, "The Ladies." Enjoy a picturesque panoramic view of the famous colonial zone and residential areas, Malecón Avenue and the gigantic Colón Lighthouse.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.00
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$71.00

Santo Domingo City Tour with Pickup in Bayahibe

Santo Domingo City Tour with Pickup in Bayahibe

In this tour you will enjoy the best of Santo Domingo, you will live an unforgettable experience going to the most etravagant places of Santo Domingo. You will visit some places such as the Colonial Zone, the Colon Lighthouse, El Conde Street, Los Tres Ojos Lake and many more places full of history and fun. Take photos and enjoy with your family or friends and learn more about the most emblematic places of Santo Domingo.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00

Santo Domingo City Tour with Pickup in Cap Cana

Santo Domingo City Tour with Pickup in Cap Cana

In this tour you will enjoy the best of Santo Domingo, you will live an unforgettable experience going to the most etravagant places of Santo Domingo. You will visit some places such as the Colonial Zone, the Colon Lighthouse, El Conde Street, Los Tres Ojos Lake and many more places full of history and fun. Take photos and enjoy with your family or friends and learn more about the most emblematic places of Santo Domingo.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00

Santo Domingo City Tour with Pickup in Bayahibe

Santo Domingo City Tour with Pickup in Bayahibe

In this tour you will enjoy the best of Santo Domingo, you will live an unforgettable experience going to the most etravagant places of Santo Domingo. You will visit some places such as the Colonial Zone, the Colon Lighthouse, El Conde Street, Los Tres Ojos Lake and many more places full of history and fun. Take photos and enjoy with your family or friends and learn more about the most emblematic places of Santo Domingo.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00

Santo Domingo City Tour with Pickup in Uvero Alto

Santo Domingo City Tour with Pickup in Uvero Alto

In this tour you will enjoy the best of Santo Domingo, you will live an unforgettable experience going to the most etravagant places of Santo Domingo. You will visit some places such as the Colonial Zone, the Colon Lighthouse, El Conde Street, Los Tres Ojos Lake and many more places full of history and fun. Take photos and enjoy with your family or friends and learn more about the most emblematic places of Santo Domingo.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00

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What are Alcázar de Colón (Columbus Palace) hours of operation?
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Alcázar de Colón (Columbus Palace) hours of operation: Tuesday-Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Alcázar de Colón (Columbus Palace) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Alcázar de Colón (Columbus Palace) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Alcázar de Colón (Columbus Palace) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Alcázar de Colón (Columbus Palace) costs USD 55.00. Guided Alcázar de Colón (Columbus Palace) tours start around USD 55.00 per person.
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