Azua de Compostela, Dominican Republic

Visit Azua de Compostela, the capital of the province, and discover its historical and natural heritage

Azua de Compostela, Dominican Republic
Azua de Compostela
© Ronny Medina

Azua de Compostela is the capital city of Azua Province and it is well-known for witnessing important battles such as the Battle of Azua (battle of March 19), the battle of El Número and the battle of El Memiso. The cause of these struggles was the independence La Español Island aimed for.

Tourism in Azua de Compostela
Tourism in Azua de Compostela
© Ronny Medina

Due to these historical conflicts motivated by the independence wish, several monuments were built to remind these significant dates, being The Park of 19 de Marzo one of the most importants  memorials. Inside the park, you will find a remembrance dedicated to the Battle of Azua (battle of March 19).

There are also other tourist attractions in Azua de Compostela such as the Cathedral of Azua, which has its plain colonial style and white facade as distinguishing marks. Another interest place is Duarte Park, which is the favourite place to relax for the Dominicans.

Azua de Compostela is a sophisticated city with a large variety of restaurants and shops where you can taste the truly traditional Dominican cuisine. The city is in a privileged location because near the city is Santo Domingo, one of the most popular destinations of La Española Island. Sierra Martín García National Park and Ocoa Bay are other places near Azua de Compostela, they are spectacular natural monuments worth being visited.

Taking all of this into account, Azua de Compostela is for sure a must-go place during your visit to the province of Azua.

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