Alcazar de Colon built by Christopher Columbus

A colonial palace built in New World was the Alcazar de Colon, also called the Virreinal Palace, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, this 22 room building is a mixture of the Mudejar-Gothic and western Mediterrean Renaissance styles. The build started in 1510 by Christopher Columbus for his son, Diego. This Palace also became the center from which the Spanish conquests in the New World were governed.

      Christopher Columbus
      Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Additional Information:

  • Alcázar de Colón – Wikipedia
    The Alcázar de Colón, or Columbus Alcazar, located in Santo Domingo’s Ciudad Colonial, Dominican Republic, is the oldest Viceregal residence in America, and forms part of the Ciudad Colonial UNESCO’s World Heritage Site.
  • Museo Alcázar de Colón in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic …
    Designed in the Gothic-Mudéjar transitional style, this was the early-16th-century residence of Columbus’ son, Diego, and his wife, Doña María de Toledo.
  • Christopher Columbus – Wikipedia
    The name Christopher Columbus is the Anglicisation of the Latin Christophorus Columbus. His name in Italian is Cristoforo Colombo and, in Spanish, it is Cristóbal Colón.

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