El Faro a Colón

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Established in 1992, El Faro a Colon was built by a consortium of Latin American States in honor of the founding of the Americas and Christopher Columbus.

What to Expect

Not only can visitors view the monument and lighthouse, but inside they will also be able to explore several exhibits that deal with the founding of the Americas.

The impressive structure is made of concrete and in the shape of a cross. The Dominican Republic also states that underneath the monument are the remains of Christopher Columbus. The main feature though, is the beam of light it shoots into the night sky. The solid-like beam of light can be seen for miles, and a hallmark of the monument.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit El Faro a Colón may choose to book their trip in Santo Domingo, as those staying in this region of the Dominican Republic will be excited to have easy monument access for the duration of their trip. There is a respectable collection of lodgings in the district near El Faro a Colón.

Hotels near El Faro a Colón
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Hostal Nicolas De Ovando Hotel 1.0 mi. (0.3 km) W
Bettye's Galleria Guesthouse Guest house 1.1 mi. (0.2 km) W
Hodelpa Caribe Colonial Hotel 1.1 mi. (0.2 km) W
Antiguo Hotel Europa Hotel 1.1 mi. (0.4 km) W
Hotel Conde De Penalba Hotel 1.2 mi. (0.1 km) W
Tierra Plana Hostel 1.2 mi. (0.0 km) W
Mercure Comercial Santo Domingo Hotel 1.2 mi. (0.1 km) WSW

Location and What's Nearby

Active explorers might additionally be enticed by the region because of the options for outdoor options. Monument guests also interested in golfing should look into the nearest course, Isabel Villas Golf. If golfing isn't your thing, consider spending some time at Punta Torrecillas Beach, the closest beach. However, many other outdoor attractions are situated in the region. Monument visitors will find multiple other interesting places to get away from the sun in this general area. Not far away are two additional places close-by you may find worth a visit--El Faro a Colón Museum and Parque Mirador Del Este.


Contact Information

Location: Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic


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