The historic enclave of Santo Domingo, known as the Colonial
City, covers only one square mile (3 sq km), but inside the walls
are dozens of historical buildings and sites, including palaces,
forts, museums, and churches; parks, plazas, statues and monuments.
A walking tour of these fascinating buildings takes at least three
hours through cobbled streets, where once walked Christopher
Columbus, Fernando Cortez and Francis Drake. The main street, Calle
Das Lamas, is the oldest street in the New World. Must-sees include
the House of Cord, the oldest European building in the Americas,
and where Diego Columbus, son of Christopher, once lived; and the
Alcazar Palace, now a museum, built in 1514.