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

Santo Domingo is a good option for those wishing to visit El Faro a Colón, since travelers to this area of the Dominican Republic will be excited to have easy monument access during their visit. If you want to stay somewhere near the monument, you'll enjoy a fair number of hotel rooms in the neighborhood.

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

Active guests will also be engaged by the region because of the possibility of outdoor options. Tourists who will enjoy showing their proficiency around the golf course, will want to do so at the closest option, which is Isabel Villas Golf. Uneventful hours can also be enjoyed at Punta Torrecillas Beach, the nearest beach. Plus, at least two other beach and golf attractions are available in the vicinity. You will also find plenty of indoor places to visit in this general area. There are two places you may enjoy -El Faro a Colón Museum and Parque Mirador Del Este- both of which are situated not far from this monument.


Contact Information

Location: Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic


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