On Friday, October 14 at 7 pm, the architect, archaeologist and plastic artist Christian Martínez gave us a guided tour of the museum’s collection where he explained, anecdotally, stories, legends, and myths of the Quisqueya aborigines. The narrated guided tour lasted approximately two hours and was attended by more than 30 people from the Casa […]
In the verdant tropical mountains of the cordillera septentrional are vanilla orchid vines growing in the soft breeze of the Alizé trade winds. The nutrients provided by the organic forest floor, the Atlantic wind and rain have provided vanilla planifolia, the orchid’s scientific name, with the perfect home. Located on Loma Azul, a small region next […]
We couldn’t be more excited to announce the launch of the Holiday edition of our sister publication, CasaLife. In it, we headline “Designing Paradise”, the first of a 4 part series where David Peacock, a community member passionate about researching how Casa de Campo came to be, and Adolfo Despradel, director of the Planning and Design Department for Costasur, […]
After a pilgrimage to Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Lian Fanjul de Azqueta felt the need to help children and families living in poverty. Starting out small in 1988, MIR has now become an exceptional organization that provides education, guidance, and love to the children of La Romana. With the support of numerous people and institutions, Fundación MIR […]
Every new year we dig up our calendars to verify the day in which those little highlighted numbers will be on. These signifying the Dominican Holidays, and most of us schedule our weeks and months around them, either to visit family members, go on vacation, to church or simply, just rest.
Casa de Campo is synonymous with peace and tranquility. So today as we celebrate the International Day of Peace we give thanks to those who fought for the independance of the Dominican Republic and thus brought peace to the island of La Hispaniola.
Recently, on February 27th the Dominican Republic celebrated 170 years of Independence, proclaiming itself as a free and independent nation; but the war for freedom did not end there. Following the declaration of Independence on February 27th 1844, Haiti attempted to reclaim the country for themselves.
… And we should listen! The Altos de Chavón Cultural Foundation and the Altos de Chavón Regional Museum of Archaeology have a wonderful calendar of cultural events planned for the next few weeks. A great opportunity to hear professionals talk about important cultural and political subjects in the country. For the complete calendar of Casa de Campo […]
When visiting a museum (of any type), have you ever asked yourself which is that one and most important piece of their collection? For the Altos de Chavón Regional Archaeological Museum, the most important piece is the “Cemí” or “ídolo taíno” (taíno idol), a representation of a piece currently exhibited in Cadiz, Spain- sent directly […]
We’ve caught wind of another rumor. This one, if true, will make Altos de Chavon an even more attractive cultural location. Already home to the renowned Altos de Chavon Archeological Museum, the Chavon School of Design, one of the countries leading creative online agencies (sorry, could not resist the shameless plug), Pottery and Textile workshops; […]
The Altos de Chavon Regional Museum of Archaelogy will be conducting a Creativity and History Workshop for kids between the ages of 5 and 10. These workshops will be held in the Regional Museum of Archeology’s Exploration Room every Tuesday and Thursday starting on November 18 and concluding on December 30th. The cost will be […]