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Faro a Colon, Santo Domingo

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The Faro a Colon (Columbus Lighthouse) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, is where explorer and conquistador Christopher Columbus is buried. The towering lighthouse is an easy trip from Santo Domingo or Boca Chica.

The building, often known simply as El Faro, has been a subject of controversy even before its construction began. Faro a ColonThe blocky architecture leaves much to be desired, and questions remain about whether the remains of Columbus are authentic, but the tower is still an enduring icon of Dominican life.


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