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A sculpture of a male figure next to the female La Obelisca constructed on the Malecón during Trujillo's reign.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good30%
  • Average36%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“obelisk” (6 reviews)
“memorial” (4 reviews)
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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"interesting history"
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"obelisk"
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"memorial"
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"butterflies"
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"dictator"
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"paintings"
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"monument"
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

Tours will pass around it, because it is not located on a touristic road but on a traffic intersection. It is nice, pay attention or ask your guide.

Thank S1PRA
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Reviewed November 20, 2017

We walked to El Obelisco. It is definitely and interesting site. We did not take photos for fear of being targeted by thieves.

Thank chemiche
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Reviewed July 20, 2017

I passed several time this colorful building, it looks beautiful, just had no time to stop or make pictures. was too much traffic also.

Thank andreathumeyer
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Reviewed May 27, 2017

It's a nice monument, but it's right in the middle of Washington Blvd, a very busy, noisy street. It's hard to even get a decent photo of it, as you can see by how many people have tried.

Thank SMLBill
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Reviewed March 21, 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
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Reviewed March 14, 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
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Reviewed February 12, 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
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Reviewed January 29, 2017

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

Thank posejdon12345
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Reviewed January 7, 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
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Reviewed January 3, 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
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