Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, brings visitors a harmonious mix of old-world Spanish charm and modern Caribbean flair. From Medieval palaces and fortresses to historic churches and signature Spanish architecture, the heart of the city’s tourism lies in its colonial core. Entertainment and relaxation are also a major draw. The array of late-night restaurants and bars provide vacationers with a booming nightlife. World-class resorts, magnificent beaches, and rain forest retreats offer visitors plenty of excitement beyond the city.