Colonial Gate 4D Cinema
In the deep southeast corner of Zona Colonial, this hidden treasure is the first "4D" cinema. The three dimensions of the first are typical, however the fourth one brings in elements of fog, mist wind, heat scents, motion seats, and bubbles. Admission comprises three short films as well as headsets which can translate the films into nine different languages. Find the latest deals on Cheap Flights from Boston to Santo Domingo.
The Great Wall of China and Pirates 7D are fantastic films for thrills, however the most thrilling (and award-winning) film can be found in The Battle of Santo Domingo which the theater created. In the film, which imagines the 1586 battle by Sir Francis Drake, old Santo Domingo is recreated as the viewers are transported across the city's walls, being slashed by pirate swords and dodge cannon ball shots.
One of the most ideal places to get a taste of Dominican baseball is the home for two of Dominican Republic's 6 professional clubs, Licey and Escogido. Tickets are available for the majority of games by arriving prior to the first inning and games between the local opponents and Licey and Aguilas are more popular and sell out faster.
The best seats from the Box Office could cost you RD$1000, and place you just a few feet away from the ballplayers and dancers between innings. The crowds of scalpers are also abound near the road leading to the stadium , and at the entry point. Taxis to get back to the Zona Colonial should run around $200. The stadium has played host of famous concerts like Justin Bieber and beloved Dominican singer-songwriter Juan Luis Guerra.
Every Sunday the 16th-century ruin from the Monasterio de San Francisco come to life in a lively dance party. The adored group Grupo Bonye play a mixture of bachata, salsa (popular guitar music that draws inspiration from the bolero beats) merengue, Caribbean rhythms. Hundreds of tourists and locals come together to drink and dance. It is reported that the City Council has declared the celebration to be part of Santo Dominico's "artistic heritage.'
Casa de Teatro
In a renovated colonial structure, this stunning art complex has galleries with rotating exhibitions of Dominican performers, an outdoor bar, as well as the theater and performance space which frequently host shows on stage and in dance.
El Teatro Nacional Eduardo Brito
Opera, ballet and musical performances, ranging from classic and classical to Latin music stars. Tickets for shows in this magnificent theatre with 1700 seats can be purchased prior to the show at the box office between 9am until 12:30pm and from between 3:30pm and 6:30pm every day. Visit the theater's website to find shows' dates and times.
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Manuel Bolos has never seen an object of wood that which he did not like. The young and energetic artist creates elegant furniture using the wood he finds in Zona Colonial and beyond. Zona Colonial in the Zona Colonial region and further. He showcases the pieces in his gallery, alongside modern art that he collects from all over the DR as well as Haiti. You can spot the 1.8m seahorse that is made of household items that were recycled.
Desiree Cepeda Artesania Interiorismo
Every corner and crevice of this delightfully unique artisan crafts shop showcases the artistic vision of the passionately dedicated creator. This includes straw bags, wooden figures sacred icons, ceramic vases, and arrangements of flowers. There's also a cute little café in which the espresso drinks, sangria, as well as smaller plates of food are available.
The only wine shop of high-end quality located in the Zona Colonial. They offer free tastings on Tuesdays (6pm until 8 pm) as well as a frequent place to sip a glass in the Lulu Tasting Bar which is part of the same management, right just across the street. The prices start at RD$500 and the most expensive bottle of bottle, Opus 1, is 2100 RD.
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In a beautiful 16th-century residence located in the Zona Colonial, Casa Quien showcases and sells contemporary fine art, craft, books , and other treasures made in the hands of Dominican artists in a limited amount. The space is also managed by artists and hosts events and exhibitions which often benefit young talent. It has been praised internationally for its mission and work.