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. Put Columbus Lighthouse on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Santo Domingo trip planner.
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  • The construction of the cross for $70mln impresses with its scale. Inside like the remains of Columbus, is not entered. If not polupystynja around, and pristavuchie children linger and so decided to take a walk in the nearby sports park, the same incredibly huge.
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  • We began our historic tour of this place, in the surroundings there is ample parking and a large park. The general condition is bad, need cleaning and maintenance. The great work was done in commemoration to the 500 years of the discovery of America by Columbus. On October 12, 1992 was held a great event with the present Pontiff. Everything was thought for that event. The Popemobile used on that occasion is located in the area. Internally it is a Museum of history. The only Lighthouse lights 2 times per month, by the high consumption of electrical energy.
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  • What should be a place of recreation and history, due to their zero maintenance ceases to be visited. They even have an exposed vehicle of a visit from the Pope in 1992 that looks like the second world war.
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