Altos de Chavón is an ancient Mediterranean-type villa built on a height above the Chavón River, in La Romana, Dominican Republic. It is home to a Cultural Center, the National Archaeological Museum, and the so-called City of Artists and also has a Remarkable Amphitheater.
This place is the replica of a 16th century Italian-Spanish town with its cobbled streets and buildings built with blocks of coral stone and terracotta.
This replica was built in 1976 by Roberto Copa, a former Paramount Studios designer, and Charles Bludhorn, a
American industrial, in a place with a wonderful view of the Chavón River.
Its construction began in 1976 when it was necessary to dynamite a mountain of stone to open a road, popular rumor says that he did it to give it to his daughter on her birthday, but she, who frequently lives in Altos de Chavón, denies this version.
The construction was entrusted to the Italian Roberto Coppa who reflected a medieval Italian city. The Chavon River
over which the city has a magnificent panoramic view, was the setting chosen for the recording of some
famous movies, currently the village receives thousands of daily visits from tourists displaced from Punta Cana.
The Amphitheater is an iconic symbol of Altos de Chavón and Casa de Campo, it is the Amphitheater that bears the same name designed by the Italian artist, Roberto Copa in 1976 and inaugurated in 1982 with the concert “Concert for the Americas” (Concert for the Americas). Americas) with Frank Sinatra, Buddy Rich, Heart and Carlos Santana, on August 20 of that year.
The church of San Estanislao, located in the central square of Altos de Chavón, is one of the most
photographed from the set.
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