El Faro a Colón Museum

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El Faro Museum is a small museum that also houses the lighthouse in Santo Domingo. The site is dedicate to Christopher Columbus and is once of the locations that claim to have his bones. In addition, the small museum offers a variety of exhibits honoring Christopher Columbus and various other international figures.

What to Expect

The impressive building is plenty fun to look at, but the tour guides here also make it an interesting experience. The guides will lead you through the exhibits and tell you the role influential people had in the Caribbean and in the Dominican Republic.

El Faro Museum is part of the great lighthouse building, and this large imperial-like building is hard to miss, as the building itself is practically a monument. Shaped as a cross, this long building gives off the impression of authority. When turned on, the lighthouse emits beams of light up into the sky.

Staying Close

You may enjoy staying in Santo Domingo if you plan on visiting El Faro a Colón Museum, since those visiting this area of the Dominican Republic will have convenient access to the museum for the duration of their trip. There are a decent number of hotels in the district nearby this attraction.

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

Location and What's Nearby

Spry travelers may likely be enticed by the area because of the ample availability of outdoor options. Guests who are interested in showing their talents at the golf course, will want to do so at the most convenient golfing opportunity, which is Isabel Villas Golf. Lazy moments can also be filled with time at Punta Torrecillas Beach, the closest beach. Even though the options above are the closest, there will still be a variety of equally enjoyable outdoor options. Visitors will also find additional other local attractions in this general vicinity. Located only a short distance away are two additional interesting places nearby to visit--El Faro a Colón and Parque Mirador Del Este.


Operating Hours

El Faro a Colon Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 9:00am until 5:00pm.


Arrive at this destination with plans to pay for the cost of admission, which your party can figure out by calling before you leave.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (809) 591-1492

Location: Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic


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