AAA Editor Notes
Columbus Castle Museum (Museo Alcázar de Colón) is next to the Gate of San Diego off Av Francisco Alberto Caamaño Deñó at the n. end of Plaza de España in the Colonial Zone. This 22-room palace overlooking the Ozama River was built 1510-14 for Columbus' son Diego, first viceroy of the West Indies. The coral-rock castle served as the seat of the Spanish court for 68 years. Colonial furniture and 16th-century works of art add to the elegance of the interior.
Guided tours are available in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.
Guided tours are available.