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Originally founded in an area known as Jacagua, about 7 kilometers from its current location, Santiago de los Caballeros plays an important role in the past of the Dominican Republic. Today it is the second largest city in the Dominican Republic, and it is nicknamed Ciudad Corazón thanks to its location in the center of the Cibao Valley, it is a modern city prosperous in commerce, financial centers, education and services, with a vibrant culture.

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Whether you are in Santiago de los Caballeros for a night or a week, our knowledgeable staff can help you with recommendations so that you get the most out of your visit. Centro Plaza Hodelpa will guide you in this unique and unforgettable experience in which you will live in the heart city.

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In Santiago de los Caballeros, in addition to walking tours, horse-drawn carriages are ideal for exploring the architectural wonders of the city, both colonial and modern, the local artistic and cultural displays, is the city where the warmth and friendliness of its people will be stamped straight to your heart.



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Gastronomy in Santiago

The wealthiest tourists go in search of gourmet restaurants with international cuisine in the Los Jardines Metropolitanos area.

Golden Fish Restaurant

Reserve a table at one of Santiago's most famous restaurants, known and loved by city gourmets for its excellent Chinese, Dominican and international cuisine since the 1970s.

Claudio's Trattoria

A comfortable atmosphere coupled with delicious Italian food makes this restaurant an exceptional attraction. Relax in a cozy atmosphere and experience traditional food that is always delicious.

Alta Vista Restaurant

Great gastronomic variety, from a hamburger to a grilled salmon. The great harmony that is breathed in the place and for the wonderful service they have, but especially for the magical view it has, ideal for a romantic dinner.

The Cibao International Airport

15 minutes from the traditional and cultural city of Santiago de los Caballeros.

Great theater of the Cibao

The prestigious theater presents numerous national and international plays, dance performances, operas and concerts throughout the year.

Centro Cultural León Jimenes

You’ll also find a visual arts room, displaying the winning art pieces from the annual Eduardo León Jimenes Art Contest, created in 1964 to promote art and encourage new generations of Dominican artists.

Monumento a los héroes de la restauración

All visits to Santiago include an obligatory stop at El Monumento, the city’s iconic white marble tower, circled on all sides by a multilevel garden and boasting panoramic views over the entire city. 

Gran Arena del Cibao

A modern basketball facility hosts the tournaments (usually in the spring) that pit different sections of the city against each other in an all-out battle for the city championship. 

Cigar capital of the world

Santiago is the cigar capital of the world, with the largest production of smokes at the many factories. 

Estadio Cibao

The Cibao Stadium is the home of the Aguilas Cibaeñas baseball club and hosts professional baseball games from mid-October through the end of January.

Palacio Consistorial

Located in a renovated 19th century neoclassical house, smack in the heart of the city across the south side of Parque Duarte, the Palacio Consistorial once served as the city’s town hall.

Rum Route

Discover the secrets of Dominican rum on the Rum Route, tasting the rich tradition that Santiago has to offer.

Museum Route

Explore the historical and cultural richness of Santiago through its museums, an educational tour that captivates everyone.

Murals Route

Immerse yourself in Santiago's urban art with the Ruta de los Murales, where art transforms the streets into an open-air gallery.

Music Route

Experience Santiago's music scene through the Musical Route, a sonorous journey through the rhythms that are the heart of the city.

Santiago Carnival

Don't miss the Santiago Carnival, an explosion of color, music and dance that captures the festive spirit of Dominican tradition. The exact date changes yearly, but it's in February and it's excellent to keep in mind before planning your trip.

Independent Film Festival

Participate in the Independent Film Festival, a celebration of creativity and cinematographic art that opens new perspectives.

International Live Art Festival

Experience art in all its forms at the International Festival Arte Vivo, where artists from around the world share their passion and creativity.