Altos De Chavón
Part of the Casa de Campo complex is Altos de Chavón, a whimsical replica of a 16th C Spanish colonial village, perched on the cliffs above the Chavón River. The village, constructed in 1978 by local artisans under the direction of Italian set designer Roberto Copa, provides a picturesque setting in which artists live, study and work.Along the cobblestone streets are an array of art galleries and shops plus an archaeological museum.
Regional Museum of Archaeology
The Altos de Chavón Regional Museum of Archaeology documents the Dominican Republic's pre-Columbian heritage. Ritual and everyday objects, arranged by chronology and style, trace the evolution of the island's indigenous cultures.This collection of thousands of artifacts was discovered on the banks of the Chavón River in the region where the museum is now located, and many are from the collection of Samuel Pion, an amateur archaeologist and collector of artifacts from the vanished Taíno tribes.
Altos De Chavón Amphitheater
The performing arts are showcased in Altos de Chavón's 5,000-seat open-air amphitheater. Since its inauguration in 1982 by Frank Sinatra and Carlos Santana, the amphitheater has hosted concerts, theatrical events and festivals including the annual Heineken Jazz Festival.
Altos De Chavón Crafts Center
At the Altos de Chavón craft workshops trained local artisans create ceramic, silk-screen, and woven-fiber products. The center has an "Artists in Residence" program that allows artists to live and work on site.
Church of St Stanislaus
The Church of St Stanislaus at the center of the Altos de Chavón was named after the patron saint of Poland in tribute to Pope John Paul II, who visited the island in 1979 and left some of the saint's ashes behind.
Chavón Art Galleries
The work of well-known and emerging Dominican and international artists is showcased at the galleries at Altos de Chavón in three distinct spaces: the Principal Gallery; the Rincón Gallery; and the Loggia. Exhibits change about once a month.