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Altos de Chavon

Altos de Chavón is a re-advent of a Mediterranean style European village placed atop the Chavón River in La Romana, Dominican Republic. It is the most famous appeal within the town and hosts a cultural middle, an archeological museum, and an amphitheater. The undertaking became conceived by means of the Italian architect Roberto Copa, and the industrialist Charles Bluhdorn.


Chavón River
The task started out in 1976 when the construction of a nearby street and bridge crossing the Chavón River had to be blasted through a mountain of stone. Charles Bludhorn, chairman of Paramount then discern Gulf+Western, had the concept of using the stones to re-create a 16th-century style Mediterranean village, similar to a number of the architecture observed inside the ancient center of Santo Domingo. Construction turned into finished within the early Eighties.

Charles Bluhdorn's daughter, Dominique Bluhdorn, is the contemporary president of the Altos de Chavón Cultural Center Foundation. Narrow, cobble-blanketed alleyways lined with lanterns and shuttered limestone walls yield several right Mediterranean-fashion eating places, a number of quaint shops featuring the various craftwork of neighborhood artisans, and 3 galleries displaying the abilities of college students from the on-website layout college (La Escuela de Diseño, an associate of Parsons School of Design in New York City). Notable attendees of the Altos de Chavón Design School have included Lisa Thon and Mía Lourdes Taveras López.

Altos de Chavon.
Adding authenticity to the venture is the captivating St. Stanislaus Church (Iglesia San Estanislao de Cracovia in Spanish) with its plaza and sparkling fountain that is a popular wedding venue. The Church of St Stanislaus was named after the customer saint of Poland in tribute to Pope John Paul II, who visited Santo Domingo in 1979 and left a number of the saint's ashes behind. It changed into on this church that Louis Alphonse, Duke of Anjou married Venezuelan heiress Maria Margarita de Vargas y Santaella on November 6, 2004.

A Roman-styled five,000-seat amphitheater hosts twentieth century musical acts—The Pet Shop Boys, Frank Sinatra, and Julio Iglesias to call some—whilst Génesis nightclub presents a famous dance venue for guests from the Casa de Campo motel close by. The Regional Museum of Archaeology (El Museo Arqueológico Regional) contains a group of pre-Columbian Indian artifacts unearthed inside the surrounding vicinity. Altos de Chavón overlooks Rio Chavón and the Dye Fore golfing direction of Casa de Campo; each constructed by former Gulf+Western chairman Charles Bluhdorn.

The Concert for the Americas turned into held right here in August 1982. Performers covered Frank Sinatra, Buddy Rich, Heart and Santana.

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