Faro A Colón

Santo Domingo
Walking Tours
Sightseeing Tours


The final resting place of Christopher Columbus, the Faro a Colon, also known as the Columbus Lighthouse, is a sprawling monument built in the shape of a cross.


The Faro A Colón, or the Lighthouse to Columbus is a towering structure built as a memorial to Christopher Columbus, the construction for which began in 1986. The building serves as a giant lighthouse, projecting its beams in the shape of a cross, up in the sky. The beam is a sight to behold and can be seen all the way from Puerto Rico. the building is a dedication to Christopher Columbus and stands to be one of the most iconic buildings in the Dominican Republic. The monument also serves as a museum as it houses artifacts like a boat from Cuba and Colombian jewelry.


9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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