El Obelisco, Santo Domingo

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Pay tribute to the lives lost and those who suffered under the regime of brutal president Rafael Trujillo in the 1930s at El Obelisco. Built during Trujillo's time in office to commemorate the president, the monument has since become emblematic of an altogether more peaceful anti-Trujillo Dominican Republic, with murals adorning the monolith displaying messages of harmony. Located on El Malecon, the obelisk is visible from most points on the street thanks to its height and striking colors. Put El Obelisco on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Santo Domingo trip planning site .
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  • Nothing special just go to see the sea, the good news is that this close to two very nice parks and several restaurants
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  • There isn't much to see, rather than the Obelisk. It is in the middle of a roundabout by which to get there should be very careful crossing. It is important to not walk much money or possessions of value, because to be in the street, it can be dangerous.
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  • As a logo close to the central area of the Boardwalk, this obelisk stands out by its height and the art embodied in it. Colors that are differentiated and narrate a story.
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  • Obelisk Mechó, located between the Eugenio María de Hostos Park and the Plaza Juan Baron, malecon of Santo Domingo.
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  • Beautiful historic monument of the colonial zone
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  • The malecon monument
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  • One of the monument symbol of the capital
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