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Name: Columbus Lighthouse  

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Also known as: El Faro a Colón

Nearest Town or City:
Santo Domingo, , Dominican Republic

Location: Sans Souci district, Santo Domingo.

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Photo: Nancy J. Rau
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Telephone: 809-591-1492


This monumental lighthouse was inaugurated on October 6, 1992. It has a lighting system with 149 searchlights that reach for nearly 44 miles.

Tower Height: 688

Description of Tower: Pyramidal, cross-shaped building.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1992

Date Present Tower Built: 1992

Current Use: Memorial to Christopher Columbus

Open To Public? Yes.

The building is open Tues-Sun 9 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.

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