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The City where Columbus Rests: The City of Santo Domingo. ©NHK/ UNESCO TV 1990
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The City where Columbus Rests: The City of Santo Domingo

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Language(s): English

Summary/Historical Context

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After Christopher Columbus's arrival on the island in 1492, Santo Domingo became the site of the first cathedral, hospital, customs house and university in the Americas. This colonial town, founded in 1498, was laid out on a grid pattern that became the model for almost all town planners in the New World.

Place/country: Dominican Republic,
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
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Credits: NHK (publisher), UNESCO WHC (producer). UNESCO TV (producer).
Published in: 1990

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