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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  • Large-scale construction, on a weekday in early may, there were virtually no people inside. At the inlet will have to be on your toes to explain how many adults and children's tickets in our large companies had each child separately show. The tomb of Columbus is at the beginning of the exposure, the halls wondering take a stroll, but there's nothing to do. Large free parking in front of the building, you can drive almost to the point where the crew of the Pope. Not in a very good condition, by the way. Entrance to the Museum with the side of the building, water better take with you buy there.
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  • Exactly the building was my starting point for a sightseeing in Santo Domingo. The building appears on images so powerful, but with a little distance on the ground, it is not so great. Only when one is approaching the building and eventually enters it again I get this impression of thickness. Here is Johannes Paul II have been and has carried out an event on the square in front of the building. It left behind a few souvenirs and can now be admired in front of the building.
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  • The building itself the gone but in the middle of the almost empty. It acts as the lighthouse but the lighthouse itself is very rare, because it causes the lack of power in the middle of the capital of such a paradox:) but when it shines in the sky, you can see the sign of the cross, which is visible in the many hundreds of km. The most interesting here is the panorama across the capital. An interesting fact is left during one of the visits, the JP2-class Popemobile.
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