Independence Central Park

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Independence Central Park



Enjoy the unique Central Park of Puerto Plata, a reference in Puerto Plata’s leisure and social life visiting Puerto Plata’s Historical Center is much like traveling back in the time to the late 19th century.

You will encounter beautiful Victorian- style homes brimming with charm, color and history. Today they have transformed into bars, shop, art galleries and other businesses.

You can also visit the cathedral San Felipe Apostol, Central Park, where you can feed the pigeons, City Hall, the iconic two-story Victorian Gazebo, the colorful Umbrella Street, where you can take magazine cover-worthy photos and many other delighful points of interest.


Panoramic view of the Central Park or Plaza Independencia of the City of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, built in 1872.
Its emblematic Glorieta is observed, a gift from the Provisional President of the Republic General Gregorio Luperon, moments in which the city of Puerto Plata was briefly the Capital of the Republic.

The Central Park of Puerto Plata has turned into the most popular meeting point in Puerto Plata. This beautiful park is also known as Independence Square.

Thanks to its history, this park is a national symbol, it was constructed as a tribute to general Luperón, who offered this beautiful park to the city of Puerto Plata, when it was the Dominican capital city.

Another attraction of the park is its privileged location, because it is surrounded by historical buildings like St. Philip the Apostle Cathedral, the House of Culture or the City Council. It must be taken into account that the park is encircled by a wide range of restaurants and bars, where you can have a refreshing cocktail or “tostones”, the typical Dominican snack.   

Puerto Plata’s Central Park is the perfect place to discover the Dominican culture and customs, because it is the most lively and bustling area.