Live Webcam Plaza of Spain, Santo Domingo

Live webcam shows the Plaza of Spain in the capital city of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.

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Spanish Square (Plaza España) is one of the focal points of Santo Domingo, the vibrant capital of the Dominican Republic. This iconic square, located on the right bank of the Ozama River, holds a place of pride in the historic heart of the city known as the Colonial City of Santo Domingo. It is nestled between the charming streets of Mercedes and La Atarazana.

At the heart of Plaza España is the Alcazar de Colon Palace, a historic gem and the oldest viceroy’s residence throughout the Americas. In its heyday, the palace had 52 rooms, several courtyards, and enchanting gardens.

The magnificent 16th-century Renaissance mansion, that adorns Plaza de España is home to the Museum of the Royal Houses. This institution, founded in 1511 under the patronage of King Ferdinand II of Aragon, offers visitors a captivating journey through history.

The statue of Nicolas de Ovando, the Spanish conquistador, governor and founder of the colonial city, dominates the center of the square. Plaza de España is affectionately known as the ‘Square of Sunstroke,’ a nod to the challenge of finding respite from the relentless tropical sun. Trees are a rare sight, confined to the perimeter of the plaza, making shady spots precious in this inviting yet sun-drenched oasis.