While exploring the area of colonial Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, for one day during a visit in 2009, I was walking back to my hotel in the early evening on Calle el Conde and came across this corner pictured in the photo above. What I like about this style of street indicators is that they more than just signs – they are ART!
These two streets are in the old colonial zone, which includes buildings from the early 16th century. Many don’t realize that Santo Domingo is the oldest “European” city in the Americas. Nearby where this photo was taken is the Alcazar de Colon, built by Diego Colon, Christopher Columbus’ (Colon) son, and currently a museum. On Calle el Conde, you pass by the oldest cathedral in the Americas.
The old section of Santo Domingo can be explored within one day – bring comfortable shoes for lots of walking!