Columbus Lighthouse, Santo Domingo

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Visit the monument containing the remains of explorer Christopher Columbus at Columbus Lighthouse and learn about the discovery of America by the West in the attached museum. The building was constructed using plans by a Scottish architect and completed in time for the 500th anniversary of the discovery of the New World in 1992. The structure serves as a mausoleum for the purported remains of Columbus as well as a museum. Walk through to see objects from the era, including a boat from Cuba and Columbian jewelry. With our international travel planner, Santo Domingo attractions like Columbus Lighthouse can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Because Santo Domingo went alone in a rented car, unknowingly left the lighthouse in the end. It turned out that the inside can be accessed only to 15-00. We didn't have time to. But outside makes grandiose impression.
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  • August 8, 2017
    This very dry (green areas) place, lack maintenance, there aren't many people and really interesting but felt that something was missing not, is the same relative can go and check for yourself
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  • August 4, 2017
    On our tour to Santo Domingo, we made a stop at this place. You can tell this building used to be beautiful, but is in very bad shape due to no upkeep. It used to have a lighthouse, but it is no longe...  more »

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