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A sculpture of a male figure next to the female La Obelisca constructed on the Malecón during Trujillo's reign.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average37%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“obelisk” (7 reviews)
“memorial” (4 reviews)
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked to El Obelisco. It is definitely and interesting site. We did not take photos for fear of being targeted by thieves.

Thank chemiche
Reviewed 20 July 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.

Thank andreathumeyer
Reviewed 28 May 2017

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.

Thank SMLBill
Reviewed 22 March 2017

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.

Thank jsutton12
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Cool nice statue with beatifull paintings but nothing too special. Not too far from the colonial zone on the Malecon

Thank AnnaEsk
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The obelisk sits in the middle of a busy roundabout along the Malecon. The paintings on it are interesting but faded. It's not a destination by itself and you'll almost certainly see it if you're in the area of the Malecon.

Thank Marc J
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Big obelisque with coloured pictures of indigenous people. You can come and watch but it is not anything worth closer attention.

Thank posejdon12345
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Driving around El Obelisco has a special meaning specially now with the memorial to Las Hermanas Mirabal Couldn't get enough of it. Every time we drove around it I had to admire it. I remember back in the early 80s they had a live nativity...More

Thank Karina F
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Did a drive by on return to hotel after Tres Ojos and city tour. Interesting to see, but I wouldn't make a special trip.

Thank clr62
Reviewed 29 November 2016

There is a certain visual appeal to this monument but it isn't totally unique. I like the colors which lend to the Latin flair.

Thank Gina48220
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