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Address: Av. Espana | On the water side of Los Tres Ojos, near the airport in the Sans Souci district, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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This multi-million-dollar lighthouse was built in 1992 to celebrate the 400...

This multi-million-dollar lighthouse was built in 1992 to celebrate the 400 year anniversary of Columbus's landing in the Americas and is the site of the explorer's bones.

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Hidden gem in the ruff

If you just want to pop in to see the building and Columbus' tomb it's okay. However there are free guided tours which I highly recommend. We had a fantastic guide who took us... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Buffalo, New York
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you just want to pop in to see the building and Columbus' tomb it's okay. However there are free guided tours which I highly recommend. We had a fantastic guide who took us into the rooms with the exhibits and explained everything in detail. The lights are off because the surrounding neighborhood is very poor and there isn't enough... More 

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Ghaziabad, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Few of the must see places. very informative and good display of different countries history and rituals wrt LA.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is without a doubt a great monument!! the drawback is that is not in the "city center", is "little out" of the way...you need a car to get there, but you if have a car or hire a taxi, it's worth it the visit. Columbus remains are buried there (No in Seville, as the Spanish states) ...Once you there,... More 

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Gdansk, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the outside it does quite depressing. Ugly concrete block on the hill. Before the building stands Mobile Papa Saint John Paul II. In the middle of a very nice supposed tomb of Christopher Columbus. Next, there are rooms for all countries of the Americas and a room dedicated to the pilgrimages of Saint John Paul II to the Dominican... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to visit this museum before and went back to take my 10 years old son. I love all the history behind and the architecture is amazing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Amazing experience of this light house....What an architecture... First ever light house i have seen which is cross shaped made up of reinforced concrete.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Lots of exhibits from variety of countries that contributed funds to the building. Would be more interested to learn about Columbus and Dominican Republic than other countries though.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a must see for visitors to Santo Domingo. Lots of priceless historical artifacts from several countries and of course the burial place for Columbus.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We went to see this monument simply because it is a must to see, could not miss it! Although it is disputed by two countries (Seville Spain and S.Domingo Dominican Rep), which of them actually have Columbus remains, it is worth to be there anyway. Structure is gigantic! We have been there before noon, haven't seen light coming out of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The monument inside has the grave of C. Columbus and pavilions of many countries around the world. The entrance is 50 RD$ that is around $1. There is not much around that area

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