El Obelisco, Santo Domingo
(3.5/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
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 and other Santo Domingo attractions into our Santo Domingo holiday planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • One is the Obelisk on a roundabout located in the Av. of the Malecon, unfortunately high vehicular flow prevents stopping to see it, in addition, just in the spent there is a sort of HOLE, what vehicles should go very slowly; I alquiele a car to my arrival and went there three times a day, at least.
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  • very nice the only thing surrounding unfortunately this dirty, trash to be a tourist place.
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  • There are two obelisks that Dominicans are called "male" and "female". The picture is the male which is the most popular. It is decorated with paintings and place for much of the traffic. Trujillo was built in the era of the dictator.
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  • Historico
  • Very good place
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  • Very representative of the city site, however can't give 5 because I consider that to be a city so important and with a symbol like this so beautiful and representative there is very little road safety on the road, my God hundred of people have to cross the street to lucky and truth because there is not a shred of traffic on a highway where a machine gun of vehicles circulating. It is that you almost die to cross.
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  • Historical place of reference in rd
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  • Fun
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