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 and other Santo Domingo attractions into our Santo Domingo holiday planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 14, 2017
    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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  • August 11, 2017
    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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  • July 20, 2017
    I passed several time this colorful building, it looks beautiful, just had no time to stop or make pictures. was too much traffic also.  more »
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  • May 19, 2017
    no Nice
  • June 25, 2017
    Obelisk Mechó, located between the Eugenio María de Hostos Park and the Plaza Juan Baron, malecon of Santo Domingo.
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  • March 16, 2017
    Beautiful historic monument of the colonial zone
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  • April 12, 2017
    The malecon monument
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  • December 14, 2016
    One of the monument symbol of the capital
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