After Christopher Columbus's arrival on the island in 1492, Santo Domingo became the site of the first cathedral, hospital, customs house and university in the Americas. This colonial town, founded in 1498, was laid out on a grid pattern that became the model for almost all town planners in the New World.

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Colonial City of Santo Domingo

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Region
Latin America and the Caribbean
Country
Dominican Republic 
Category
Cultural
Name
Colonial City of Santo Domingo
Selection Criteria (?)
(ii)(iv)(vi)
Year of Registered
1990
Keyword
Registered in 1990