26Apr

La Alpalgateria

La Alpalgateria
La Alpargateria can be hard to find on its quiet residential street. Its white façade with sky blue doors hide one of the Zona Colonial’s unique finds. It combines a shoe store, a great cafe with wifi and a peaceful patio. Inside there are cozy alcoves where you can check [...]

06Mar

Assis-Toi

Assis-Toi
Assis-Toi is a sliver of a café right on the Conde pedestrian walkway with eight stools and wifi. The café already has a loyal following because their meals are always prepared fresh. Assis-Toi has light flaky croissants baked daily, crepes made-to-order, quiches, and sandwiches on a choice of baguette, ciabatta [...]







04Dec

Noche larga de los MUSEOS

Noche larga de los MUSEOS
This is a special night every year when most of the important museums in the Dominican Republic open from 9 in the morning till midnight. It’s called Night at the museum. It’s an event sponsored by the minister of culture and its main objective is to have visitors from all [...]

15Nov

Zona Colonial goes live in radio station X102.1

Yesterday the Zona Colonial team went live in X102.1 radio station. We talked about everything happening in the Zona Colonial such as activities, bars, restaurants, places of interest, etc. We where interview by Bam Bam who is the program leader of “El Bonche Navideño de la X”. He asked us [...]


11Sep

Colonial Fest 2012

Colonial Fest 2012
Un festival llamado a celebrar y conmemorar la cultura, los monumentos, la gastronomía, y la historia de la República Dominicana, creando conciencia y apreciación de la autenticidad e idiosincracia dominicana y pueda a su vez, transformar de manera positiva y sostenida, las familias que habitan y visitan la Ciudad Colonial, [...]

28Aug

Por tu Zona Colonial, Pinta tu Propiedad!

Por tu Zona Colonial, Pinta tu Propiedad!
Es un concurso que busca Fomentar el desarrollo de la Zona Colonial, con el empoderamiento de los propietarios y residentes de las casas en la Zona Colonial de Santo Domingo. El propósito del concurso será mejorar, mantener y Pintar las fachadas de las propiedades de los residentes, mejorando el entorno para [...]

03Aug

Sibarita Cafe

Sibarita Cafe
This morning I had the pleasure to try the new cafe that opened a few weeks ago on Calle El Conde, Sibarita café. People told me that the atmosphere is friendly, the service is good and the coffee is great, but as someone who doesn’t like coffee, i had my [...]

01Aug

The moringa in La Zona

The moringa in La Zona
The last boom in Dominican Republic is the unfolding of the almost miraculous properties that are attributed to the Moringa, in health and diet. Moringa is a plant that grows in our country virtually anywhere. Also many traders have realized of the phenomenon and, at the time, it is very [...]

30Jul

Treasure hunt

Treasure hunt
Last week, along with Dominican Travel Network, we held our first treasure hunt in the surrounding of the Colonial Zone, we developed a map, clues and finally we gave the exact coordinates of where you could find the treasure. On the afternoon of July 26 Luis Miguel Bespin found the precious [...]

11Jul

Juan Mamajuan at El Conde

Juan Mamajuan at El Conde
When you walk down El Conde Street is very easy to find street vendors that will try to sell you almost anything, and in most corners you’ll find mini gift shops loaded with all kinds of memories, but it is also interesting to meet the Juan Mamajuana stand. If you’re [...]


06Jul

The balconies of La Zona

The balconies of La Zona
One of the most interesting details that can be found in the Zona Colonial, are the balconies, loved by visitors, residents, photographers and other artists. Since i started working on this project, photos of the balconies have been, for me, something like a preference, and it is my pleasure to [...]

03Jul

GLBT pride parade.

GLBT pride parade.
This year GLBT pride parade was, last Sunday July 1st, in Dominican Republic, the parade started in one of the doors of the Colonial Zone, just off the port Don Diego. The parade went through several major streets of Santo Domingo and ended in the same place that started with [...]



06Jun

the Elmudesi house.

the Elmudesi house.
A few days ago I had the chance to visit and take pictures of an impressive building here in the Zona Colonial, is called the Elmudesi House, was built in 1936 by Benigno De Trueba and is in a corner of parquet Duarte on the street of the same name. [...]