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Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana
"You will be picked up at your Punta Can hotel in a comfortable air-conditioned van mini bus or bus (depending on the group size). You will be greeted by an experienced professional who will be your personal guide from the day's start to finish.The first stop in the capital will be at the Three Eyes National Park with undergroun the Dominican Republic's original inhabitants. From there you'll make a quick photo stop at the Columbus Lighthouse built in 1992 on the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' landing in the New World. Then you will be off to the oldest streets of the Western Hemisphere in Santo Domingo's Colonial Zone a 16-square block neighborhood oozing with Dominican history and culture.Your first peek at the Colonial Zone comes at the Columbus Palace. Completed in 1514
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All-Inclusive Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana
"From your Punta Cana hotel you will be transported to Santo Domingo. The first stop will be at ""Los Tres Ojos"" a limestone caves containing a series of three lakes. Here you will learn about the Dominican Republic's first inhabitants - the Taino Indian you will go directly to the Columbus Lighthouse built in 1992 on the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's landing in the New World. Then off to the oldest streets of the Western Hemisphere located in Santo Domingo's Colonial Zone. Be ready to walk and take pictures along the Colonial Zone starting at the Col this was the home of Christopher Columbus's son Don Diego. From the Palace the tour will go through the historic Plaza de Espana and on to Calle Las Damas (the first paved street of the New World). Keep walking to the National Pantheon where heroes were laid to rest. The colonial tour will culminate a""
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Santo Domingo City Tour from Punta Cana
"You will be picked up at your Punta Can hotel in a comfortable air-conditioned van mini bus or bus (depending on the group size). You will be greeted by an experienced professional guide who will be your personal guide from the day's start to finish.The first stop in the capital will be at the Three Eyes National Park with underground caves and lagoons used by the Taino Indians (the Dominican Republic's origina built in 1992 on the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' landing in the New World. Then you will be off to the oldest streets of the Western Hemisphere in Santo Domingo's Colonial Zone a 16-square block neighborhood oozing with Dominican history and culture.Your first peek at the Colonial Zone comes at the Columbus Palace. Completed in 1514 it was the home of Christopher Columbus's son
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Faro a Colón - Columbus Lighthouse Tips (11)

Faro a Colon - Columbus Lighthouse

This huge gorgeous lighthouse is definitely a spot you want to visit if you ever stop by Santo Domingo. The view from it is gorgeous! The place is huge! I didn't get to step inside but got a peek from...
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damaris05
Aug 07, 2004

Faro a Colón (Columbus' Lighthouse)

The Columbus' Lighthouse was built to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the discovering of America. It's shaped into a big cross with the smaller parts in front and on the sides, and the longest...
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marielexoteria
May 02, 2009

Columbus Lighthouse

This controversial monument to Columbus cost $150 million USD to construct and was completed in 1992 to honor the 400th year anniversary of the Columbus landing. It supposedly contains the remains of...
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Jim_Eliason
Nov 30, 2008

Faro a Colon

The lighthouse is an impressibe cross-shaped structure constructed for the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas in 1492. In the heart of the structure is a chapel...
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Bigjones
Jul 12, 2003

El Faro

This inelegant building houses the tomb of Colon and a museum. The museum is of various foreign countries, such as South America, Japan, even Russia.They do supposedly light up a laser show on special...
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el_ruso
Feb 01, 2005

Columbus Lighthouse

Another site not to be missed is the Faro a Colón (Columbus Lighthouse) an impressive structure in the shape of a cross which was constructed to mark the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus'...
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alfredop
May 14, 2006

Faro a Colon

I'm not sure what's more impressive about this monument: its sheer size; the fact that it appears to rise out of nowhere; or the fact that it is mausoleum for a man whose bones may actually be buried...
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mikey_e
Sep 08, 2007

Follow the footsteps of Christoffer Columbus

I guess I don't need to much introduce Kristoffer Kolumbus - or Cristobal Colon as he and his landmates called him. This huge museum is great for history lovers, they can well spend a whole day...
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WanderingFinn
Jan 29, 2007

This is the Faro a Colon, site...

This is the Faro a Colon, site where the rests of Christopher Columbus lay. It is also filled with paintings, just like a museum. I had the chance of going to the top of it and you can see the whole...
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Patricialuv
Apr 12, 2003

El Gobernador General

Christopher Columbus or Cristobal Colon as the Spanish call him is larger than life itself in the Dominican Republic. Considering that this island’s government and society have had quite a bit of...
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Assenczo
Mar 04, 2013

Faro a Colon

First the driver took us to the Columbus Lighthouse Monument (Faro a Colon). (Faro is the Spanish for lighthouse). The building was begun in the 1930s and was finished about 1992. The huge building,...
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grandmaR
Jan 10, 2014
 
 
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Things to Do Near Faro a Colón - Columbus Lighthouse

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Zona Colonial - Old Town

House of Bastidas was the residence of the Capt. Rodrigo de Bastidas, the Principal Royal Tax Collector and one of the many governors of Santo Domingo we've had throughout history. The House looks...
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Alcázar de Colón - Columbus' house

House of Diego Columbus (son of Christopher) and family when he became governor of the country. It was built at the beginning of the 16th century, declared "Patrimonio Nacional" in the 1870 and...
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Los Tres Ojos - The 3 Eyes National Park

Parque Tres Ojos is a bit out of the way for those staying in Santo Domingo, but its a fun (albeit excessively humid) way to get out of the city. Don't be put off by the cheap crap they sell out...
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Catedral Primada de América - The Cathedral

Built between 1514 and 1541, its name is Catedral Santa María la Menor and it's the first cathedral of the New World. It has 14 chapels inside, sculptures and paintings. In a Gothic and Roman style,...
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Jardín Botánico - Botanical Garden

The 'Jardin Botanico' is a nice place to enjoy endemic plants of the Dominican Republic and many others. Tall trees or even beautiful flowers. Take the motorized train that goes all the way around the...
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Fortaleza Ozama - Ozama Fortress

Calle las Damas is older than anything in the US and the DR. I wasn't sure on the exact history of the place but I know it was there during Columbus times. It's got a nice quaint area around it and...
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Getting to Faro a Colón - Columbus Lighthouse

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