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

El Faro a Colón is located in Santo Domingo, meaning guests staying in this region of the Dominican Republic will have the benefit of convenient access to the monument for the duration of their trip. If you'd like to find a place within easy reach of this monument, you'll have a decent selection of places to stay in the area.

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
Sofitel Frances Santo Domingo Hotel 1.2 mi. (0.2 km) W
Hostal Nomandas Hostel 1.2 mi. (0.3 km) W

Location and What's Nearby

There are plenty of restaurants to select from in the region immediately near this monument. La Residence, which serves up International fare, is also the most convenient option for visitors to this site. The restaurant is a brief distance off, but distant enough that you may decide to plan on employing a means of transport to travel there. Angelo and Museo Del Jamon are additional nearby lunch and dinner possibilities where you will be able to give your taste buds a treat and enjoy the Dominican Republic scene.


Contact Information

Location: Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic


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