Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon), Santo Domingo

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Monument · Specialty Museum
Visit the monument containing the remains of explorer Christopher Columbus at Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon) 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 (Faro A Colon) on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Santo Domingo trip planner.
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  • This place is a bit of a dark tourist spot. People don’t got there often, and I had to basically convince my private tour guide to take me there. But it’s unique and cool. I’ve seen some questions.....  more »
  • Arrived during opening hours late in the afternoon but it had already shut. Nevertheless I found this was a fantastic place to see a sunset. And as the sun sets the exterior of the lighthouse goes...  more »
  • This is the most beautiful place in the Americas. if you haven't been there you will love it this is a must-see. Go to Santo domingo, Christopher Columbus remains perfect place for history.
  • Completely mad, such a giant monument financed by a poor country, money could have been used for some better projects urgently needed in the Dominican Republic. But the building itself is great architecture, very impressive and a big difference to the surrounding barrio

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