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Dominican National Palace

You are one of the people who travel the world in search of adventure and to know the culture of each country, if you are then what you like to know each country the deepest and each corner, then you must continue reading and not miss this Beautiful place and the story that this tells.

It is the seat of the Executive Power, of the offices of the ministries, of the offices of the President, of the Vice President and of the representation rooms. This is where many important decisions are made for the good of the Dominican Republic. Today it is the official home of the President of the Republic and seat of the Executive Power of our country. Also here are the offices of the Vice President of the Dominican Republic.

The National Palace is located on Av. Mexico esq. Dr. Delgado Street, in the city of Santo Domingo, specifically in its center of political and administrative control of the National District.

Some history of the Dominican National Palace

The National Palace has many stories to tell and that this majestic creation was the idea of nothing more and nothing less than the dictator Rafael L. Trujillo Molina, and that carried out the construction and design of the Italian architect Guido D 'Alessandro. In 1939 the construction of the plans of the National Palace began, which took a little less than three years due to the elaboration of each room.

The construction of the work began on February 27, 1944, on the occasion of the celebration of the first centenary of the Republic, and was inaugurated on August 16, 1947. And not to mention the cost that this construction pipeline for the Dominican Republic " 5 Million Pesos "(not including the furniture or the land on which it is located.), Of course, with that amount today, not half of what this building is made of, but by 1944 that was a lot of money ajajajajaja.

So how big is the National Palace? It is a building of 18,000 square meters of construction on a plot of 25,000 square meters, of aesthetic uniformity and perfect geometry of predominantly orthogonal volumes. If this sounds great to you, it is because it really is.

The National Palace has 3 levels.

First Level: General service facilities are housed.

Second Level: The entrance and the main lobby are located, as well as the Hall of the Government Council and the offices of the President, Vice President and other officials.

Third Level: It houses the large reception halls: Ambassadors Room, the Caryatids Room, Green Room, Bar Lounge, Main Dining Room and the President's private areas.

Important people who have visited this building

The National Palace has housed important personalities, including Pope John Paul II in 1992; General Anastasio Somoza, president of Nicaragua on the occasion of the inauguration of Héctor B. Trujillo Molina in 1952; Richard Nixon, vice president of the United States in 1955; and Juscelino Kubistchek, president of Brazil, for the inauguration of the Free World Peace and Confraternity Fair in 1955.

Other prominent personalities that have been received at the National Palace are Juan Carlos I and Sofia, kings of Spain; Carlos Andrés Pérez, former president of Venezuela; Jimmy Carter, former president of the United States and Prince Felipe de Borbón.


Schedule National Palace Tours

Desde Enero 1 Hasta Junio 30
Lunes 09.00 - 17.00
Martes 09.00 - 17.00
Miercoles 09.00 - 17.00
Jueves 09.00 - 17.00
Viernes 09.00 - 17.00
Sabado 09.00 - 17.00
Domingo 09.00 - 17.00
Desde Julio 1 Hasta Diciembre 20
Lunes 09.00 - 17.00
Martes 09.00 - 17.00
Miercoles 09.00 - 17.00
Jueves 09.00 - 17.00
Viernes 09.00 - 17.00
Sabado 09.00 - 17.00
Domingo 09.00 - 17.00