Surrounded by the busy avenues of Independencia, Bolívar and Palo Hincado, this park marks the beginning of the Colonial Zone at its western extreme. Although the area is somewhat run-down, its historic importance cannot be disregarded as where the old and the new parts of the city converge. Often referred as the center of the city, this popular location hosts the Altar de la Patria , a mausoleum where the remains of the patriots Duarte , Sánchez and Mella lie. The Puerta del Conde , another historic site, is located at the entrance of this park.
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