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Columbus Lighthouse
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Columbus Lighthouse and Three Eyes National Park...
Ranked #38 of 209 things to do in Santo Domingo
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 14 March 2014

very interesting building, did not get to go up close because of timing with tour but very neat and lots of history and stories about the place. Many great photo areas to see.

Thank tammyhowlett
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

I will never understand why monuments are made (and millions paid!) for colonists that murder the native people and then bring in slaves from other lands to further exploit the land!
Visitors come from all over the world to see this monument. I saw sadness.
Goliath monument. Seen that and did not buy the T shirt.
If you are in the area maybe worth the visit especially if you would like to see the bullet proof Pope Mobile parked nearby. Looks like a converted Land Cruiser.
The Dominican Republic might be far from Africa but the roots are only a hand shovel away!

Thank Stephne A
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Reviewed 12 December 2013

We stopped off here as part if a guided tour and were advised beforehand that we were not actually going inside. Whilst truly one of the ugliest national monuments I have ever seen, I am pleased we visited due to the historical aspect. From reading other reviews I do not feel that I missed out by not going in; there were some lovely views from this area!

Thank ShaIng
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

If wanting to know and reminish Dominican history at the beginning of the colonization period visit our old town, the cathedral, Museo Casas Reales, Las Damas and Atarazana streets. No need to go to this monster building, out of context with that history while pretending to be part of it, a distraction not a contribution to the understanding of that history.

1  Thank jjtarqad
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

The building is pretty impressive. It is rarely turned on due to causing power outtages city-wide. The grounds around the building are really trashy and not kept well. If this were a cleaner facility, it'd be a lot more attractive. I'm still glad I was able to see it.

1  Thank brandonoursler
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