Santiago de los Treinta Caballeros is the second most important city in the Dominican Republic. Located in the province of Santiago, it is one of the country’s oldest cities. It has 600,000 residents. 36 out of the 70 sq. Km, are urban locations.
This city has been internationally acclaimed, thanks to its tobacco plantations and its old tobacco industry, among other luxury goods. Some special varieties are grown here, such as blond tobacco, Burley, cloth tobacco and black tobacco.
The best names of the tobacco industry are gathered here, in Santiago de los Treinta Caballeros. The Dominican Republic is proud to offer to the world the same tobacco quality savored by the ancient aborigines. Two thirds of all premium hand-made cigars sold worldwide are manufactured in the Dominican Republic.
Caribe Tours, Metro Tours and Terra Bus will be proud to take you to Santiago de los Caballeros, also called “The Heart City”, right from their bus stations in Santo Domingo. If you are driving, please take Autopista Duarte (#1) southbound until you get to the Monumento a los Héroes de la Restauración, which is a colossal structure made of white marble that welcomes you to the city. Feel free to take a walk down El Sol street and Zona Rosa, where you can buy some souvenirs like handicrafts, hand-made knits, local jewelry and the best cigars.
Don’t forget to visit the Tobacco Museum (Museo del Tabaco) and the first cigar factory, La Aurora, founded in 1903. You can also visit the Santiago City Museum, which is held in a breathtaking victorian small palace. The Tomas Morel Museum of Popular Arts, the Yoryi Morel Museum (the master of local costumes) and the Cultural Center are just a walk away. The rum distilleries and Agua Park waterfalls are also a must.
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