Columbus Lighthouse in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Faro a Colón opened in 1992 as part of the quincentennial anniversary of the discovery of the Americas. Inside is an elaborate mausoleum reported to contain relics of Christopher Columbus (although the explorer’s body has proven to be buried in the Seville Cathedral in Spain). There is also a museum with exhibits from each of the countries in the Americas. The Columbus Lighthouse is probably the largest lighthouse you will ever see. The concrete structure designed by Joseph Lea Gleave measures 680 feet long and 195 feet wide. Faro a Colón is located in the Santo Domingo Este Municipality. This is a short distance by car from the Colonial Zone.


Faro a Colón, Av. Mirador del Este, Santo Domingo Este 11604, Dominican Republic


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