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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  • I went to visit this museum before and went back to take my 10 years old son. I love all the history behind and the architecture is amazing. 
  • Although there are disputes about the place of burial of Columbus, but 90% of his power here. More to watch doesn't at the Ark with the relics in the beautiful mausoleum within the lighthouse, the Popemobile of Pope John Paul II next to the building and trying to tell about countries, have helped financially in the construction of this facility in the basic premises of the Museum.
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  • On a hill in the suburb of Santo Domingo in the distance from the sea, 60 years Dominicans built the grandiose structure in the form of Maya pyramids-Columbus Lighthouse. And built in 1992 year-to 500 anniversary of the discovery of America and the arrival in the new world of Christianity. Of course, this is not a beacon-it is not visible from the sea. And it does not shine flashlights for sailors, but rather for Lunar Rovers, as directed in the sky. And shine rare, because the electricity he needed as much as the entire capital of the Dominican Republic. In those rare moments-at night during the holidays, when it is still included in the sky raises huge luminous cross. According to the Dominican sources, buried in the lighthouse of Christopher Columbus. However, on the same claim and other cities, among them Genoa and Seville. Inside the building the Museum, in which Spain and each of the countries of Latin America (and some other) filled with artifacts dedicated to the discovery of America, one of the halls. If you walk through the Park around the lighthouse will see the "Popemobile", on which calling, Pope John Paul II returned to his opening for the consecration. With careful consideration among the trees may figure of an Indian with bow. And across the street is a monument to Queen Isabella, grow the Columbus in its plans. No doubt an object belongs to the "Must see".
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