1. The TSA will hear challenge to tender of tourist terminal of Puerto Plata
  2. The boom for the Chinese tourist illusions Little Rainieri
  3. The cable car returns to work after temporary suspension
  4. Julio Almonte says they work to reduce prostitution that affects tourism in Sosúa
  5. Casa de Campo makes investment to modernize security system
  6. New York-Santo Domingo, the route with the highest passenger flow in the Dominican Republic
  7. Ernesto Veloz appreciates support from the Procurator for the eastern tourist area
  8. Punta Cana takes almost nine out of 10 new tourists
  9. RD closed first semester with 3.4 million tourists by air, 6.1% more
  10. Eastern Authorities applaud signage for water transport
  11. Tourism revenues amount to more than $ US4 million in the first half, 9.0% more
  12. President Medina leaves Rancho Guacamayos ecotourism complex in Bonao
  13. Hotels of the East battle with the sargasso to save occupation
  14. Barahona
  15. Altos de Chavón
  16. Juan Dolio : Sun, beach, and Golf Style Living
  17. Cabarete, the kitesurf,windsurf and surfing capital of the Caribbean
  18. Las Terrenas, a charming town in the north of Samana
  19. Puerto Plata, “La Novia del Atlantico” ( The Girlfriend of the Atlantic)
  20. Metaldom (Metallurgical ) facilities to be replaced by 2,000 condos
  21. Rating upgraded based on Dominican Republic Economic Growth
  22. DP World Caucedo Port announced largest ship to visiting dominican dock
  23. Samana, the full of splendor home of the humpback whales
  24. La Romana
  25. Boca Chica, the traditional Beach of white sand and shallow crystal clear waters
  26. Punta Cana and Bavaro, Population, NightLife and Business Opportunities
  27. Bahia de las Aguilas (Eagles Bay) to build international airport and 3 Rooms
  28. Near 20,000 people visited the Expo Tourism Fair in Santiago
  29. Weather in the Dominican Republic – Facts and Forecasting Information
  30. Flora & Fauna
  31. Dominican Republic Hotels
  32. Art & Culture in the Dominican Republic
  33. History of the Dominican Republic
  34. Tourist Card
  35. Santo Domingo, the capital of the largest Growing Economy in the Region
  36. The Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo, The First City of the New World
Sunday, November 18, 2018
  1. The TSA will hear challenge to tender of tourist terminal of Puerto Plata
  2. The boom for the Chinese tourist illusions Little Rainieri
  3. The cable car returns to work after temporary suspension
  4. Julio Almonte says they work to reduce prostitution that affects tourism in Sosúa
  5. Casa de Campo makes investment to modernize security system
  6. New York-Santo Domingo, the route with the highest passenger flow in the Dominican Republic
  7. Ernesto Veloz appreciates support from the Procurator for the eastern tourist area
  8. Punta Cana takes almost nine out of 10 new tourists
  9. RD closed first semester with 3.4 million tourists by air, 6.1% more
  10. Eastern Authorities applaud signage for water transport
  11. Tourism revenues amount to more than $ US4 million in the first half, 9.0% more
  12. President Medina leaves Rancho Guacamayos ecotourism complex in Bonao
  13. Hotels of the East battle with the sargasso to save occupation
  14. Barahona
  15. Altos de Chavón
  16. Juan Dolio : Sun, beach, and Golf Style Living
  17. Cabarete, the kitesurf,windsurf and surfing capital of the Caribbean
  18. Las Terrenas, a charming town in the north of Samana
  19. Puerto Plata, “La Novia del Atlantico” ( The Girlfriend of the Atlantic)
  20. Metaldom (Metallurgical ) facilities to be replaced by 2,000 condos
  21. Rating upgraded based on Dominican Republic Economic Growth
  22. DP World Caucedo Port announced largest ship to visiting dominican dock
  23. Samana, the full of splendor home of the humpback whales
  24. La Romana
  25. Boca Chica, the traditional Beach of white sand and shallow crystal clear waters
  26. Punta Cana and Bavaro, Population, NightLife and Business Opportunities
  27. Bahia de las Aguilas (Eagles Bay) to build international airport and 3 Rooms
  28. Near 20,000 people visited the Expo Tourism Fair in Santiago
  29. Weather in the Dominican Republic – Facts and Forecasting Information
  30. Flora & Fauna
  31. Dominican Republic Hotels
  32. Art & Culture in the Dominican Republic
  33. History of the Dominican Republic
  34. Tourist Card
  35. Santo Domingo, the capital of the largest Growing Economy in the Region
  36. The Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo, The First City of the New World
Altos de Chavón

ALTOS DE CHAVÓN

Altos de Chavón, In 1976, Charles Bludhorn, the executive chairman of Paramount pictures (formerly Gulf + Western) had a creative idea. This idea was to use leftover stones from a nearby road/bridge building project to recreate a sixteenth-century Mediterranean styled village. This village was finally completed six years later in 1982 using backward technology to keep true to the era and was headed by Dominican architect Jose Antonio Caro and Italian designer and cinematographer Roberto Coppa and their teams.

Altos de Chavón is located in La Ramona, Dominican Republic and overlooks the Chavón River, Dye Fore golf course, and the surrounding landscape. It was intended to become a cultural hub for artists from near and far to showcase their talent on the streets and in the Art Galleries. These talents include pottery, silk screening, painting, weaving, sculpting, etc. The village also houses a variety of jewelry, craft and cigar shops, and restaurants who specialize in cuisine not only native to the Dominican Republic but from across the world. The Altos de Chavón Archaeological Museum is also popular among tourists who wish to see European, African and Taino artifacts.

Altos de Chavón is also home to an open-air Roman-style amphitheater with a seating capacity of up to 5000 persons. Here, guests are entertained by singers and dancers at one of the many live shows. International acts

such as Frank Sinatra, Shakira, Elton John, Julio Iglesias, Air Supply, and Sting have all graced the stage of the amphitheater.

Another popular attraction of Altos de Chavón is Iglesia San Estanislao de Cracovia’ or ‘St. Stanislaus Church’. The church was consecrated in 1979 by Pope John Paul II who sent the ashes of the saint of Poland for which it was named to commemorate the event. Saint Stanislaus Church has since become a popular place of worship and hosts many weddings and other Christian ceremonies.

The Altos de Chavón School of Design or La Escuela de Diseño is also located on-site and affords students the opportunity to enhance their talents in a multicultural environment which houses teachers and students from across the world. The school is an affiliate of the Parsons School of Design in New York City where students are able to study graphic design, interior design, fine arts/illustration and fashion design and upon graduation pursue higher education or careers.

Though Altos de Chavón was created and not naturally developed, it will forever be a historical site because of its undisputable contribution to art and culture in the Dominican Republic.

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