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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  • A strange structure, which was built by the old. As explained in the construction of this object "popilili" very good money. Desolation everywhere, in the exposition of a strange smell (as if there a long time ago someone died) and dirty, not stirannye many years, flags of the participants. American as if washed the floor. Depressing impression. Place the dust pokoenija Columbus pathetic parody of Napoleon's Tomb at the Invalides.
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  • This place really unfinished as we were told the Government of the Dominican Republic originally for the construction of the lighthouse was cry for countries who can help with money. But the money ran out quickly, and suddenly there is no lighthouse. Had the Dominican Republic later again to ask for help, then even Russia responded in the 1990s and finally the lighthouse was ready. Of course once the tablecloths to it, then immediately pop up not very nice comparison with old grey Soviet buildings inside the centered too mostly greyish, except a large mausoleum, where as they say kept the ashes of Columbus. Flanked on the left and right, you can go into rooms that are dedicated to all those countries that participated in the construction of the lighthouse placed flags, exhibited different national symbols of each of them, there are maps, books, etc. When we went to the lighthouse proved that there is no light, 5 minutes wandered on komnatkam with a flashlight from the phone and somehow symbolically joined the light as soon as we got to the room with the Russian flag:) This site is interesting to those who are keen on history and/or biography of Columbus. Here should be especially beautiful in the evening when the lighthouse light and his light to see all nearby countries (as we said), because 157 spotlights on the roof create a cross in the sky.
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  • It is an impressive monument where Colon is however the rest of the building this neglected there are pigeons inside the Museum where are representations of countries, that gives an atmosphere of dirt and neglect, it is a shame that being the first City in America and the importance that should have not have the necessary maintenance, it is interesting to pass to know it but will take you not more than 1 hour to traverse it.
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