The Influence Of Architecture In The Dominican Republic

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These two islands in the Greater Antilles of the Caribbean have architecture that is heavily influenced by the Colonial Spain cultures. Many of the structures found throughout these two countries are now still intact and visited by tourists daily. In the Caribbean, there are structures that date back to the early 1500s. In the Dominican Republic, the primitive people of the Arawakan and Taino used mahogany and guano (dried palm tree leaf) to construct houses, furniture, artwork, etc. They also utilize mud to give their homes a natural look. In the capital of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, the Zona Colonial has many architectures that are distinguished by the ornate designs and baroque styles. There are still many older structures
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