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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  • I think someone should first remember that the woman in all cases deserves respect, and honestly I can see them and when I pass a monument dedicated to the fight against violence against women and represented by three women killed by the dictator trujillo on 25 November 1960 the MIRABAL SISTERS because they wanted freedom I don't think very much (and I realize that creates problems) to traffic but I taste the monument and each November 25 do we women and I thank the author of thought.
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  • Built during the era of dictator Trujillo, became a female symbol considered which was then dedicated to women who opposed the dictator. It is still a destination for celebrations of anniversaries and events by political parties and other social issues. Positioned in a high traffic road, when engaged by the celebrations sometimes creates traffic jams and slowdowns, but be aware that car in Santo Domingo was planted them when there were very few ... ...
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  • We walked to El Obelisco. It is definitely and interesting site. We did not take photos for fear of being targeted by thieves.  more »
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  • It is beautiful this Christmas
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  • It is a tourist spot of relevant importance was built by dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo and symbolizes the society and culture
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  • Dominican Republic symbol.
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  • Beautiful historic monument of the colonial zone
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Competition keeps prices in Santo Domingo competitive, with an excellent selection of accommodations catering to guests of all tastes and budgets. Zona Colonial offers by far the best choices, with a smorgasbord of hostels and bed and breakfasts lining the capital's well-preserved central streets. From there, you'll enjoy easy access to the best attractions in Santo Domingo, as well as the beach and the river. Look southwest along Avenida George Washington to stay at a higher-end hotel with views over the water.
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