The historic Columbus Palace was built in 1510 by Christopher Columbus's son, Bartholomew. The palace is located in the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo and overlooks the Ozama River. King Ferdinand of Aragon ordered him to build the house for him and his descendants during their stay in the island, in which he arrived as governor in 1509.
The Palace was the first seat of Spanish colonial rule in the New World and it was from here that exploration of the new world was conceived and launched. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 9am - 5pm. Plaza de Espana. Colonial City.