Its walled, cobblestoned old core, the Zona Colonial, features buildings dating to the 1500s, including the cathedral, which was the first built in the New World. Yet Santo Domingo is vibrant and cosmopolitan, known for its nightlife, merengue and bachata music and fervent baseball culture.
Santo Domingo is currently experiencing a boom in shopping mall development. In recent years, new malls have been built to cater to the city’s growing middle and upper classes. Here are just a few of the Santo Domingo shopping malls that may be of interest to tourists:
This high-end shopping mall caters to Santo Domingo’s well-heeled residents. Stores include Louis Vuitton, Faconnable, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Adolfo Dominguez, Armani Exchange, Carolina Herrera, Desigual, Geox and more. Blue mall also has cafes, a food court and a six-screen movie theater.
Av. Wiston Chuchill, corner of Calle Gustavo Mejía Ricard
Telephone: 809 955 3000