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

El Faro a Colón Museum is located in Santo Domingo, which means those staying in this region of the Dominican Republic will be excited to have easy access to this museum during their time there. If you want to find a place near this museum, you'll find a decent selection of hotel rooms in the neighborhood.

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

Recreational opportunities like playing a few holes of golf and taking to the water are also enjoyed by many in the region. Guests who will enjoy testing their ability at the course, will want to do so at the most convenient golfing opportunity, which is Isabel Villas Golf. If you don't take a whole lot of pride in your golf game, additional outdoor opportunities can still be found at Punta Torrecillas Beach, the most convenient beach to visit. Plus, many other golf and beach options exist in the vicinity. Museum visitors will encounter multiple indoor places to visit within a reasonable distance. There are a couple of attractions -El Faro a Colón and Parque Mirador Del Este- which are both situated within just a couple miles of the museum.


Operating Hours

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


For price of admission, you should call El Faro a Colón Museum beforehand to find out how much they charge, or if they do at all.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (809) 591-1492

Location: Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic


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