Altos de Chavón

A 16th century replica Mediterranean village

Step Back in Time

Altos de Chavón is a place like no other—a replica 16th century Mediterranean village in the heart of the Dominican countryside. Meticulously designed by Dominican architect, Jose Antonio Caro, and Italian master designer and cinematographer, Roberto Coppa, every detail of Altos de Chavón was handcrafted by local artisans.

The village is a cultural center for residents, tourists, and working artists from all over the world. Active studios for artists of every medium from pottery to weaving, silk screening, and everything in between line the cobblestone streets alongside shops and boutiques showcasing their unique creations. The Art Gallery features works from noted Dominican artists, as well as artists from around the world which helps to foster a dialogue of creativity and cultural exchange. Altos de Chavón is also home to the renowned Altos de Chavón School of Design, which is affiliated with the Parsons School of Design in New York.

Other sites include an archaeological museum, offering a glimpse into the fascinating history of the area, the St. Stanislaus Church, 5,000-seat amphitheater, and sweeping views of the Chavón River and the Caribbean Sea.


Enjoy a variety of entertainment in our exquisite 5,000-seat Grecian-style amphitheater.

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Altos de Chavón Village


Located in the heart of Altos de Chavón, the Archaeological Regional Museum features an extraordinary collection of pre-Colombian artifacts.


Altos de Chavón offer a wide variety of restaurants and bars to suit your every taste and whim.


Browse the shops and artists' studios at Altos de Chavón to find unique pieces like fine jewels, high fashion, hand made cigars, and souvenirs


Get married in the spectacular St. Stanislaus Church in the heart of the village of Altos de Chavón.


Exchange vows on the side of a cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea

School of Design

An art and design foundation that leads to an AAS degree