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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  • Colorful and typical monument site in evil with in one of the most popular parts. Built during the era of dictator Trujillo, who became a symbol of women who opposed the dictator. Place of celebrations and events. This year at Christmas had been turned into some sort of Christmas tree with many lights. Better leave it au naturel. Recommended
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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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