Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ highlights the city of Santo Domingo and its artisans in their new ASK A LOCAL journal entry.
A new wave of creatives is making the Americas’ oldest European city a must-visit destination
Most travellers might not think of a Caribbean city break, but swap coconuts on the beach for culture in cobbled streets and you’ll uncover the real beauty of the Dominican Republic. Amidst this architectural treasure trove, a colourful cluster of individually decorated 16th-century houses is welcoming guests into Santo Domingo’s UNESCO-listed Zona Colonial, jam packed with local works of art and ancient Dominican artefacts. Casas del XVI is closely connected to the city’s brimming network of contemporary artists, offering curated guided gallery tours, creative workshops, and meet and greets with some of the leading local creatives, including…
Ysabela Molini, Casa Alfarera
Ricardo Fernandez, La Alpargatería
Isabela Egan, Casa Palma Décor
Follow the link to learn more about the artisans’ stories and local recommendations of what to do and see in the city: https://journal.slh.com/journal/santo-domingo-artisans/