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.
All the World’s a Stage
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.
To contact the amphitheater offices, please call (809) 523-3333, exts. 2097, 2424, 8454.
See concert photo gallery below.
What’s New in the Ancient World
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.
Hours: 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. daily
Contact us at (809) 523-8554 for more information.
The Heart of Altos de Chavón
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.
Fine Dining in Stunning Surroundings
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.
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
The Altos de Chavón School of Design is a hub for art and design in the Dominican Republic. Founded in 1983, the school has attracted the top artists not just from across the island, but from around the world. The School has a multicultural approach to art and design education and students are encouraged to compete in international design circles, broaden their education in fine and applied arts, and to serve as the creative lifeblood for their industry not just during their time at the school, but once they have graduated, too.
Associated with Parsons the New School for Design in New York City, the vigorous art and design program leads to an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in one of three concentrations: fashion design, communication design, or fine arts/illustration. Since the school first opened, over 10,000 students from 35 different countries have passed through the classrooms at the Altos de Chavón School of Design. Today, the village of Altos de Chavón is a thriving center for artists from around the world thanks in large part to the high caliber of programs offered at the design school.
Learn more about the Altos de Chavon School of Design
Local Gifts & Crafts
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.
To arrange a photo shoot at Altos de Chavón, please submit this form at least two (2) business days in advance of your shoot to ensure you have appropriate access and security clearance.
There are two ways to visit Altos de Chavón
1) Rent or hire a car to get to Casa de de Campo Resort & Villas, you will be required to pay a US$25.00-entrance fee, per person, at the main entrance and the entrance near the La Romana International Airport. Visitors must show ID and Passport.
2) Contact your travel agent 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.