Inspired by the historical displays in the Archivo de Indias in Seville, Spain, this series follows Christopher Columbus from Castile to the New World. On Christmas Day 1492, his flagship Santa Maria was wrecked on the island he named Insula Hispania, Hispaniola, or today's Dominican Republic. Santo Domingo, the capital, is the oldest city in the New World. The historic Colonial City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with cobbled streets, stunning Spanish Colonial architecture, and the oldest existing cathedral in the Americas. The early-16th-century Alcazar De Colón was built by the son of Christopher Columbus. Puerto Rico was settled following Columbus' second voyage in 1493, and Cuba from 1511. The tragic consequences of colonisation are acknowledged, but this series will focus on the Spanish cultural legacy in this Cradle of the Spanish Empire in the New World.