Santiago de los Caballeros or simply Santiago is the second-largest city in
the Dominican Republic and the fourth-largest city in the Caribbean. This
city is the capital of the Santiago Province and a major metropolis in the
north-central part of the country. Santiago was the epicentre of the
Dominican War of Independence against Haiti. Tourists can start their day
at Santiago begins with a trip to the Monumento de Santiago, a 1940s
monument dedicated to struggle and the fallen heroes of the Dominican
Restoration War of 1863. Those who want to know more about the city’s
Caribbean art and culture can pay a visit to the Centro Leon cultural
Things to do in Santiago
Fortaleza San Luis
Fortaleza San Luis is a significant riverside fort and museum located near
the Yaque del Norte River in Santiago de los Caballeros. This fort had
served as a strategic center of command and defence during some battles of
the War of Restoration.
Monument of the Heroes of the Restoration
Monument of the Heroes of the Restoration, built during the dictatorship of
Rafael Leonidas Trujillo in 1944, is a monument built to celebrate 100
years of the Dominican War of Independence in Santiago de los Caballeros.
The dictator had at first ordered to build it in his honor but after his
death, it was devoted to the nation.
St. James the Apostle Cathedral
St. James the Apostle Cathedral is one of the most prominent cathedrals in
Santiago. This late 19th century cathedral is devoted to St.
James the Greater, the disciple of Jesus and the son of Shebedeus and of
Best Time to Visit Santiago
Winter season, the months from December to March are the best to book
flights from Boston to Santiago. Tourists can book flights from BOS to STI
during summer season because the city is immersed in the celebrations of
Christmas and New Year during this time of the year.