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.
At the center of the historic 16th century replica Mediterranean village Altos de Chavón is the stunning 5,000-seat Grecian-style amphitheater. This architectural wonder has been the setting for countless concerts, events, and performances since its inauguration in 1982 by none other than the late Frank Sinatra for the live HBO special, “The Concert of the Hemispheres.” Other notable performers who have graced the stage include Sting, Elton John, Andrea Bocelli, Gloria Estefan, Alejandro Fernández, Marc Anthony, Spyro Gyra, Michel Camilo, Juan Luis Guerra, Air Supply, Julio Iglesias, Placido Domingo, and many more to come.
See concert photo gallery below.
History buffs and the curious alike will find lots of see at the Archaeological Regional Museum. Located in the heart of Altos de Chavón, the museum features an extraordinary collection of indigenous objects that help tell the story of the early history of the Dominican Republic. The museum holds more than 3,000 pieces, some of which have been featured in international exhibits at places like the Museo del Barrio in New York, the Petite Palais in Paris, and as part of the Quincentenary of the Discovery of America exhibit in Seville, Spain.
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St. Stanislaus church is a charming stone building in the center of the village of Altos de Chavón. Consecrated in 1979, Pope John Paul II sent the ashes of Poland’s patron saint, St. Stanislaus, and a hand-carved statue from Krakow to commemorate the church’s inauguration. Today, the church is the site for weekly Catholic masses as well as a treasured destination for weddings.
At the moment St. Stanislaus Church only officiates Catholic Masses on Saturdays and Sundays. Please check our social media channels for accurate information.
For catholic wedding ceremonies, please contact our Wedding Specialists.
From a mid-afternoon snack to a multi-course gourmet dinner, there’s no shortage of dining establishments to choose from at Altos de Chavón. And once the sun goes down, many of the bars and restaurants feature live music and entertainment that lasts well into the night. The bohemian ambiance of this incredible 16th century replica Mediterranean village is captivating regardless of the time of day.
Chilango Taqueria A fun, contemporary taquería overlooking Plaza Chavón and the Church.
La Piazetta features gourmet Italian dishes and rustic charm overlooking Altos de Chavón.
Dye Fore Bar overlooks the magnificent Dye Fore golf course.
Other Dining Options to enjoy casual dining at Altos de Chavón
Browse the numerous shops and galleries at Altos de Chavón for unique treasures you won’t find anywhere else. You’ll find distinct fine jewels, fashions, cigars, handcrafted and embroidered linens, and so much more. Find the perfect souvenir to help remember your vacation at Casa de Campo Resort and Villas, or browse for gifts for your friends and family back home. Local artists and students from the acclaimed Altos de Chavón School of Design have plenty of wares on display—and you just never know, today’s purchase might be an early work from tomorrow’s next rising art world star. Browse the complete listing of shops found at Casa de Campo.
– Photo sessions will be authorized only and exclusively by reservation through our office with a minimum of 72 hours in advance. The request must be received during business hours from Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturdays from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Requests are not processed on Sundays or Holidays.
-The times available to reserve are the following:
-Monday to Friday: in the morning (8:00 am to 12:00 pm) and in the afternoon (2:00 pm to 5:00 pm)
-Saturday and Sunday: in the morning (8:00 am to 12:00 pm) and in the afternoon (12:00 pm to 3:00 pm)
-The rate is US $200.00 including taxes (or its equivalent in RD$ at the rate in force at the hotel), which must be paid in full in advance via our bank accounts. This amount is non-refundable in case the client decides to cancel the photographic session once it has been confirmed. In case of not being able to do it on the reserved date, you can re-schedule it according to availability, with a maximum of 30 days after it.
-For visits, ONLY a maximum of 10 people will be allowed.
-Authorizations for a photo session DO NOT include the photo service.
-Photoshoots are not allowed in the central area of the hotel, or in any other area of Casa de Campo. Authorizations will be issued exclusively for ALTOS DE CHAVON.
-St. Stanislaus Church is not available for photoshoots.
-Available bathrooms to change clothes upon arriving at Altos de Chavón, are located in the upper part of the Amphitheater (inside).
-The use of DRONES within our property is not allowed. In case of requesting the use of a drone, you must indicate it in your request in order to process the required permits with Security. If approved, there is an additional fee of US$200.00.
Contact the hotel or tour operator, and request a visit to Altos de Chavon, either on a private tour or a combined excursion to one of the many available activities in the area.