Santo Domingo

What is Santo Domingo known for?


fierce rivalry

in 1951 as a winter league of the U.S. Major Leagues, with the old alignment still in place. In 1955, construction was completed on Santo Domingo's Estadio Quisqueya, shared home to rivals Tigres de Licey and Leones de Escogido. This alignment has largely remained intact, although an expansion team in San Francisco de Macorís was founded in 1996. Licey and Aguilas have been the most successful teams in the Dominican Winter League, both winning nineteen titles. Their fierce

rivalry reflects the competition between the countries two main cities, the capital of Santo Domingo and Santiago (Santiago de los Caballeros), the largest city and unofficial capital of the northern part of the country. Leones de Escogido have won thirteen titles and are reigning Dominican Republic champions in 2010. thumb right 300px Original screenplay in the National Museum of the Cinema in Turin (File:The Godfather Screenplay.JPG) ''The Godfather Part II'' was shot between October 1, 1973 and June 19, 1974, and was the last major American motion picture to be printed with Technicolor's dye imbibition process until the late 1990s. The scenes that took place in Cuba were shot in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. "Movie Set Hotel: The Godfather II", HotelChatter, 12-05-2006. Charles Bluhdorn, whose Gulf+Western conglomerate (Conglomerate (company)) owned Paramount, felt strongly about developing the Dominican Republic as a movie-making site. 125px thumb Pedro del Valle as a Midshipman (File:P. Del Valle.jpg) Pedro del Valle helped the Marine Corps in the capture of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in 1916, for which he was awarded his first Legion of Merit. Del Valle commanded the Marine detachment on board the Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Dominican Republic Localities Santo Domingo Wikipedia:Santo Domingo Commons:Category:Santo Domingo


political attention

was successful enough in restoring stability at home that they were able to project power abroad, which also helped to pull popular and political attention away from the ''cortes''; Spain supported the French expedition (Cochinchina Campaign) to Cochinchina, the allied expedition sent in support of the French intervention in Mexico and Emperor Maximilian (Maximilian I of Mexico), an expedition to Santo Domingo, and most importantly, a Spanish-Moroccan War (1859) successful


training activities

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main dance

in the summer and Carnival in the spring. Each of these is held on the city's main seaside main road, El Malecon, but tend to spill over into hotel ballrooms, beaches, patios and even parking lots. This is a great way to emerge oneself into the Dominican culture, as well as meet new interesting people from the city. The Merengue Festival takes place between July 26 to 31. The festival is a celebration of Dominican Republic’s main dance, merengue. They invite the top merengue bands to perform free concerts to the crowd. The festival begins with a parade, but later becomes a concert. There are art exhibitions, food fairs, and games that occur at the same time. The main activity that is done during the festival is dancing merengue, so be prepared to be spun uncontrollable when you decide to dance with a local. The other amazing festival is The Carnival, which takes place during the entire month of February, but reaches its peak on February 27, the Dominican Independence Day. The Carnival also takes place in El Malecon, where masks, which symbolizes spiritual spirits;elaborate costumes,and intriguing dances parade down the streets while entertaining and sometimes scaring the crowd. Buy Most transactions in the Dominican Republic can be paid in Cash and credit cards. Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted in most stores and restaurants. The official currency of the Dominican Republic is the Dominican Peso. However most merchants will accept dollars or euros. If you do choose to purchase goods or services in dollars or euros, be wary of the exchange rate. The official exchange rate in the Dominican Republic is set by the Banco Central de la Republica Dominicana and is updated daily. Foreign Currency exchange services are promoniently available at major ports of entry or are located nearby. Some of the most prominent foreign exchange dealers are: Agente de Cambio Caribe Express and Agente de Cambio La Nacional Caribe Express offices and major banks which include: Banco de Reservas, Scotia Bank, Banco Leon, Banco Popular Dominicano among others. Some of these banks are located at * Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Dominican Republic Localities Santo Domingo Wikipedia:Santo Domingo Commons:Category:Santo Domingo


depicting life

items owned by Governor Diego Colón, first-born son of Christopher Columbus. * *


political commercial

, the city resumed its original designation. Santo Domingo is the cultural, financial, political, commercial and industrial center of the Dominican Republic, with the country’s most important industries being located within the city. Santo Domingo also serves as the chief seaport of the country. The city's harbor at the mouth of the Ozama River accommodates the largest vessels, and the port handles both heavy passenger and freight traffic. History


event+finishing

it was completely engulfed by the flames. Dominicana 1993 incident at the Aviation Safety Network The 2012 Caribbean Series took place at Estadio Quisqueya in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Host Dominican Republic won the event, finishing with a 4-2 record. - 1972 (1972 in baseball) Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Dominican Republic Localities Santo Domingo Wikipedia:Santo Domingo Commons:Category:Santo Domingo


years de

"Helm" Early years De la Renta was born '''Oscar Aristides Renta''' in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Fashionmodeldirectory - Oscar de la Renta Antonio, Luis. Splash Magazine, Oscar De La Renta vs. Carolina Herrera Fall


modern medical

Private: *'' Diagnostic Center , Advanced Medicine and Telemedicine ( CEDIMAT ) '' * Center for Advanced Medicine '' Dr. Abel González '' * Advanced Ophthalmology Center '' and '' Laser Surgery *'' Medical Center '' Gonzalez Alcantara *'' '' West Indian Medical Center *'' Medical Center '' Corominas Pepin * Caribbean '' Medical Center '' *'' '' Dominican Medical Center *'' Medical Center Dominican- Cuban '' *'' Medical Center '' Dr. Seaton *'' Medical Center '' Gazcue *'' '' Modern

Medical Center *'' Real '' Medical Center *'' '' Cross Medical Centre Richardson * UCE '' Medical Center '' *'' Odont Medical Center . Amer . Centrodom -Don Bosco '' *'' Odont Medical Center . Amer . Centrodom - Paradise '' *'' '' Abreu Clinic *'' '' United Hearts Clinic *'' '' Patiño Gómez Clinic * Clinic '' Independence '' *'' '' Rodríguez Santos Clinic * San Rafael Clinic '' '' * San Martin Medical Group '' '' *'' Health services '' Dominicans Public: * Central Hospital '' Armed


excellent international

modern and chic all in white, with a outdoor terrace to enjoy frozen cocktails and wine overlooking one of the most popular avenue in the city. The restaurant products are mostly imported and they only cook with bottle water, making it one of the most safe place to eat. * '''Sixteen Cuts Restaurant & Marine Lounge'''. This is by far the best kept secret in Santo Domingo. Offers one of the most exclusive views of the Colonial Zone. Has an excellent international menu, being its main courses

Santo Domingo

'''Santo Domingo''' ( , ''Saint Dominic (saint Dominic)'') known officially as '''Santo Domingo de Guzmán''', is the capital and largest city in the Dominican Republic and is the largest city (List of Caribbean Cities and Towns by population) in the Caribbean region by population. http: www.citymayors.com government caribbean-local-government.html In 2010, Santo Domingo had a population of 965,040, with the metropolitan area reaching a total of 2,907,100. The city lies within the boundaries of the Distrito Nacional (D.N.; "National District"), itself bordered on three sides by Santo Domingo Province.

Founded by Bartholomew Columbus 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 (European colonization of the Americas), and was the first seat of the Spanish colonial rule (Spanish Empire) in the New World. Santo Domingo is the site of the first university, cathedral, castle, monastery, and fortress in the New World. The city's Colonial Zone (Ciudad Colonial (Santo Domingo)) was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. http: whc.unesco.org en list 526 http: www.unesco.org nac geoportal.php?country DO&language S Santo Domingo was called '''Ciudad Trujillo''' ( ), from 1936 to 1961, after the Dominican Republic's dictator, Rafael Trujillo, named the capital after himself. Following his assassination, the city resumed its original designation.

Santo Domingo is the cultural, financial, political, commercial and industrial center of the Dominican Republic, with the country’s most important industries being located within the city. Santo Domingo also serves as the chief seaport of the country. The city's harbor at the mouth of the Ozama River accommodates the largest vessels, and the port handles both heavy passenger and freight traffic.

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