La Romana

Altos de Chavón

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Altos de Chavón
The Essential
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Poised above Río Chavón, Altos de Chavón, built in 1976 to satisfy a "rich man's" whim, is a faithful replica of a 16C Italian village, complete with narrow lanes, fountains and a church, all of which are devoted to the arts. For example, the 5 000 seat antique ampitheatre hosts performances by international artists and its Archaeological Museum exhibits a fine collection of pre-Columbian Art and a section on the Taíno people. At the end of the day as the sun sets the village is tinged in romantic light.