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Alcázar de Colón, or Columbus Alcazar, located in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, is the oldest Viceregal residence in America.

Alcázar de Colón, or Columbus Alcazar, located in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, is the oldest Viceregal residence in America.

Zona Colonial in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Zona Colonial in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Catedral Santa María La Menor, the first cathedral built in the Americas.

Catedral Santa María La Menor, the first cathedral built in the Americas.

Latrine constructed by volunteers last year in Castillo. The volunteers are supported by Villa Pajon.

Latrine constructed by volunteers last year in Castillo. The volunteers are supported by Villa Pajon.

Bronze statue of Columbus, pointing northward, and a native Taina climbing up to reach him. According to another description the native Taina is the Cacica, Anacaona, the first Indian to learn to read and write. Anacaona was captured whereby her village was burned and the inhabitants slaughtered by troops. Columbus ordered the troops to wipe out the remaining unsubjugated Tainos who were beginning to rebel against the Spanish. Anacaona was subsequently hung in a public square in Santo…

Bronze statue of Columbus, pointing northward, and a native Taina climbing up to reach him. According to another description the native Taina is the Cacica, Anacaona, the first Indian to learn to read and write. Anacaona was captured whereby her village was burned and the inhabitants slaughtered by troops. Columbus ordered the troops to wipe out the remaining unsubjugated Tainos who were beginning to rebel against the Spanish. Anacaona was subsequently hung in a public square in Santo…

Cathedral de Santa Maria, the oldest church in the New World.

Cathedral de Santa Maria, the oldest church in the New World.

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