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Spain Square or Hispanic

Spain Square or Hispanic is a very popular leisure and meeting point in the city of Santo Domingo and is surrounded by a wide variety of restaurants and outdoor terraces. Given its large size, it is also a popular venue for concerts and festivals.

The Plaza de España or Plaza de la Hispanidad, is a public square in the historic district of Ciudad Colonial in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. On its north side is the historic Alcázar de Colón dating from 1514 and on its south side the Museo de las Casas Reales built in 1511.

When it was built at the beginning of the 16th century, the Plaza de España was an important point of social life for the first Spanish families in the city. The square was the commercial and social center of the city.

During the 19th century several houses were built around it, in 1990 the square was remodeled when the Colonial City of Santo Domingo was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. As part of that remodeling, the fountain in the center of the square was removed. Square.

On the northeastern side of Plaza España is the Alcázar de Colón which dates back to 1514 and is the most visited museum in the country. In the center is a statue of Nicolás de Ovando, governor of Hispaniola, who ordered the rebuilding of the city.

On the south side of the square is the Museo de las Casas Reales built in 1511 by order of King Ferdinand II of Aragon to house the administrative offices of the Spanish provinces in America and to the east of the square is the Ozama River.

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