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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  • At the outset, it is quite modern sculpture is impressive scope, cost and duration of work. One of the most new construction time attractions Santo Domingo-Columbus Lighthouse. This impressive construction, more like a quaint monument or fortress, is located in the East of the city. Actually, if you look at it from above, you can see the Grand Cross.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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.  more »