One of the oldest streets in Santo Domingo and still among the city's most popular commercial centers, this quaint pedestrian street extends from the Parque Colón to the Parque Independencia. It hosts a diverse variety of stores that include apparel and textile shops, shoe stores, restaurants and cafés, a hotel, gift shops and jewelry stores. Over time, this street has received several names, including Clavijo, Real and Separación. Its current name honors the Conde (Count) of Peñalba who defeated the English in the 17th century.
The Dominican Republic is a nation on the island of Hispaniola, part of the Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean region. The western third of the island is occupied by the nation of Haiti, making Hispaniola one of two Caribbean islands, along with Saint Martin, that are shared by two countries. Both by area and population, the Dominican Republic is the second largest Caribbean nation (after Cuba), with 48,442 square kilometres (18,704 sq mi) and an estimated 10 million people.Source:Wikipedia