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El Obelisco

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

Cool to see but not much more than that. We saw it from a taxi and then when we walked by. It's interesting but not much more than something fun to look at briefly.

Thank jsutton12
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Cool nice statue with beatifull paintings but nothing too special. Not too far from the colonial zone on the Malecon

Thank AnnaEsk
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The obelisk sits in the middle of a busy roundabout along the Malecon. The paintings on it are interesting but faded. It's not a destination by itself and you'll almost certainly see it if you're in the area of the Malecon.

Thank Marc J
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Big obelisque with coloured pictures of indigenous people. You can come and watch but it is not anything worth closer attention.

Thank posejdon12345
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Driving around El Obelisco has a special meaning specially now with the memorial to Las Hermanas Mirabal Couldn't get enough of it. Every time we drove around it I had to admire it. I remember back in the early 80s they had a live nativity...More

Thank Karina F
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Did a drive by on return to hotel after Tres Ojos and city tour. Interesting to see, but I wouldn't make a special trip.

Thank clr62
Reviewed 28 November 2016

There is a certain visual appeal to this monument but it isn't totally unique. I like the colors which lend to the Latin flair.

Thank Gina48220
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Once a monument to the former dictator Trujillo, it now stands as a monument to the many victims of his dictatorship. In this case women who refused to accept his rule. The obelisk has not changed shape, but the murals have changed its intention. It's...More

3  Thank Berichthier214
Reviewed 12 November 2016

interesting history given that it's something trujillo erected during his reign of awfulness. more recently, they made it a monument to the people and from the looks of it, as a memorial to trujillo's most famous victims-the mirabel sisters who are commonly represented as/with butterflies....More

Thank namchegompa
Reviewed 11 October 2016

you can rent a skateboard or a bike and go for a cruise. crab a snack, sing some karaoke. there are a lot of fun things to do here just don't stay too late because the crazies and rats come out after dark.

Thank Charles L
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