El Obelisco, Santo Domingo

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Monument Tourist Spot
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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  • It's a nice monument, but it's right in the middle of Washington Blvd, a very busy, noisy street. It's hard to even get a decent photo of it, as you can see by how many people have tried.  more »
  • Cool to see but not much more than that. We saw it from a taxi and then when we walked by. It's interesting but not much more than something fun to look at briefly.  more »
  • Cool nice statue with beatifull paintings but nothing too special. Not too far from the colonial zone on the Malecon  more »
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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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