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Santo Domingo is located in the southeastern part of the Dominican Republic .The city lies on the southern coast, bordering the Caribbean Sea. Santo Domingo is the country’s largest city and capital, and in 2008 the population measured at approx. 2 200 000. Bartolomeo Columbus, brother of Christopher Columbus, founded the city in 1496 It once was the city on the river Ozamas right bank, but in 1503 was Santo Domingo moved to the West Bank.
It is in this city of more of America’s oldest buildings are located. Among other things, the Santa Maria Cathedral, which is still in use, built in 1523. The oldest main street of the New World called Calle Das Lamas and is located in the historic district of Colonial City. In the area there are many historical buildings and interesting museums. One of the more modern attractions include the National Aquarium, where visitors can watch the sea life through a glass tunnel.
Las Américas International Airport is the second busiest airport in the country is about. 20 km outside the city.