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Columbus Lighthouse

Av. Espana | On the water side of Los Tres Ojos, near the airport in the Sans Souci district, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
+1 809-591-1492
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This multi-million-dollar lighthouse was built in 1992 to celebrate the 400 year anniversary of Columbus's landing in the Americas and is the site of the explorer's bones.
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Av. Espana | On the water side of Los Tres Ojos, near the airport in the Sans Souci district, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
+1 809-591-1492
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have a representation of each country in America, and all Columbus expedition to America. The ashes of Columbus is in this Lighthouse.

Thank Penelope_Brasil
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We were not super impressed with our visit to the Columbus Lighthouse, as we only got to see the outside of it. The structure of the building is not very pleasing to the eye, in my opinion. Maybe it is more interesting if you're able...More

Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Every country has artifacts here and it was a great time for me to see this wonderful attraction. They also have replica of Golden Gate Bridge nearby.

Thank Kelvin J
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We went as part of a tour and only had time to walk around the outside so were a little disappointed not to be able to go into the building (cost US$3). From the outside it is pretty impressive and the views of Santo Domingo...More

Thank PavlH
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The monument is quite imposing on the outside. Did not have the time to go inside. The surrounding was unkempt and had an appearance of being neglected.

Thank Ivor H
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Stopped here for a short photo opp as part of a tour of the town or otherwise would probably not have seen it. It's hard to describe it as it has so many characteristics. First, it is BIG. As in Aztec ruins big. It is...More

Thank gatorboyOrlando_FL
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Pulled over in our coach tour for photo opportunity. Not enough time to get close but doubt you would gain any more that a drive by. No idea what, if anything is inside.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 27 March 2017

It is such a huge monument and it really highlights the importance of Columbus in this area. Until you walk up to the monument, you can't appreciate it's grandeur

Thank martcandve
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Built for the 5th Centennial anniversary of Columbus' discovery of the Ameriaca's, this site is an historical landmark/lighthouse built in his honor (It's disputed whether or not his remains lay to rest here or at the Basillica in Seville, Spain). Nice stop on the way...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Its half an hour visit on the way to Santo Domingo, Columbus is not buried in it but would have loved too

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