Extraordinary Architecture in the Dominican Republic
The arrival of Christopher Columbus to the Dominican Republic in 1492 heralded a new era in the development of this enchanting destination and its architecture. Previously inhabited by the Taino nation, the rise of the Spanish signalled their demise and new styles in building. In the northeast of the island, then known as Hispaniola, the settlement of La Isabela was founded in 1493 and you can still see its remains today.
Anywhere you travel in this destination you’ll see examples of some extraordinary architecture. Beautiful buildings don’t have to be listed in guide books to make their stamp on the landscape, and some of the most interesting buildings that you’ll spot will be the charming beach houses scattered throughout the Dominican Republic. However, here are some of the better known buildings you might like to visit.