Santo Domingo Museums, Dominican Republic

The following pictures are from three museums in Santo Domingo:

(a) Museo del Hombre Dominicano, with a large collection of Tiano artifacts, as well as other sections on slavery, the Carnival, and more.

(b) Museo de las Casas Reales, which showcases colonial era artifacts in a building that was once the seat of Spanish power in the Caribbean.

(c) Museo Alcazar de Colon, restored house of the son of Columbus, Diego, who served here as Spain's colonial governor, and his wife, Maria.

Museo del Hombre Dominicano

Taino sculpture

Misc objects (more)

Pre-Columbian chair (1, 2)

Taino Moon Goddess

Sculpture (more)








Cahoba rituals

Pre-Columbian seals

Pottery (more)





An iconic doll


Carved gourds for daily use

Slavery on the island

African musical instruments

Peanuts, a New World crop

Carnaval masks (more)

Haunting burial

Museo de las Casas Reales

Ex-seat of Spanish authority
for the entire Caribbean

Spanish governer's house
and royal court (1, 2)

Ex-office of the governer,
briefly also used by Trujillo

Courtyard (more)

A painting at the entrance

Columbus' notes

Bird from afar

A pharmacist's cupboard

Exhibit on slavery on the island

Instruments of control

Branding/punishing a slave

A sugarcane press

Fictional portrait of
Christopher Columbus

Other famous Spaniards

Museo Alcazar de Colon

Restored early 16th century
home of Columbus' son ...

... Diego and his wife,
Maria de Toledo

Corridor on the second floor

Maria's bedroom


Room between Maria and
Deigo's bedroom

Diego's bedroom

Music room (1, 2)




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