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Columbus Lighthouse

Av. Espana | On the water side of Los Tres Ojos, near the airport in the Sans Souci district, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
+1 809-591-1492
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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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Av. Espana | On the water side of Los Tres Ojos, near the airport in the Sans Souci district, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
+1 809-591-1492
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

At the Columbus Light House the exhibits and historical values were pretty awesome and worth seeing. They say that Christopher Columbus is laid to rest here. The museum is definitely worth the visit, as the only real problem was very few of the lights were...More

Thank Cowboy4fillies
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

On our tour to Santo Domingo, we made a stop at this place. You can tell this building used to be beautiful, but is in very bad shape due to no upkeep. It used to have a lighthouse, but it is no longer working. The...More

Thank Eddie C
Reviewed 5 August 2017

It is a nice building with history written in the walls on the side. You can look at it from your car.

Thank seasonedvisitor
Reviewed 31 July 2017

The Columbus Lighthouse is well seen from Zona Colonial or Malecon (Montesinos beach). The area where it is (East Santo Domingo) doesnt look very safe, so consider visiting by walking from the center. Interesting for architecture lovers, I would say.

Thank Adrian K
Reviewed 22 July 2017

A must see in Santo Domingo. The monument is unique and massive. We were only able to see the outside of the monument. It is claimed that Christopher Columbus' remains are inside.

Thank HarlanKY
Reviewed 6 June 2017

They have a representation of each country in America, and all Columbus expedition to America. The ashes of Columbus is in this Lighthouse.

Thank Penelope_Brasil
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We were not super impressed with our visit to the Columbus Lighthouse, as we only got to see the outside of it. The structure of the building is not very pleasing to the eye, in my opinion. Maybe it is more interesting if you're able...More

Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Every country has artifacts here and it was a great time for me to see this wonderful attraction. They also have replica of Golden Gate Bridge nearby.

Thank Kelvin J
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We went as part of a tour and only had time to walk around the outside so were a little disappointed not to be able to go into the building (cost US$3). From the outside it is pretty impressive and the views of Santo Domingo...More

Thank PavlH
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The monument is quite imposing on the outside. Did not have the time to go inside. The surrounding was unkempt and had an appearance of being neglected.

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