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Address: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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A 150-foot statue of Fray Antón de Montesinos, the priest who protested...

A 150-foot statue of Fray Antón de Montesinos, the priest who protested Spanish treatment of the natives.

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Although not kept up well and only visit during the day, this historical monument is worth a visit. It is located at the east end of the Malecon near the sea port. Do not go alone... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 January 2017
Mic S

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Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has a great reason to exist: giving credit to the priest or fray that helped stop the mistreatment and abuse towards the indigenous population. Wonderful ocean view and cultural attraction. However, it needs to be kept clean for tourists.

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Gdansk, Poland
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202 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Very strange and ungly monument. Very dirty place. It is not worth it to spend time. Around the only stench and dirt.

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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Although not kept up well and only visit during the day, this historical monument is worth a visit. It is located at the east end of the Malecon near the sea port. Do not go alone and always make sure police are near by. Which they usually are. I only rate it a 4 because I don't mind some trash... More 

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Thank Mic S
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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159 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2014

Well, this is a place that was once beautiful and historically interesting but it has become a place for prostitution (including children) I hope it gets rescued and again becomes a place for the family. To have such a place be a haven for drugs and prostitution really disappoints and depresses.

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sandy utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014

It stands on the Malecon in Santo Domingo, pointing out to sea. It doesn't look anything special but I am glad to know who it is!

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Kuttawa, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2013

The city or the federal government finally cleaned up the area and have guards there now. Great place to visit.

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