Monument of Santiago (Monumento a los Héroes de la Restauración) Tours and Activities
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This eight-story structure located in downtown Santiago was built by the former dictator Trujillo and later became a monument praising the soldiers who battled for Dominican Republic’s independence from Spain. It was built in 1944 and designed by Henry Gazon Bona.
Travelers will find this stunning white monument, which stretches high into the sky, at the city’s east end. Visitors can learn how the Monument of Santiago was originally erected to honor Rafael Leonidas Trujillo and later was re-dedicated to fearless soldiers who fought against the Spaniards between 1863 and 1865. It’s the perfect place to take in vast city views from atop the hill and the nearby park is an ideal spot for an afternoon picnic under the shade of a tree.
The monument can be visited independently, or seen as part of a Santiago city tour.
The Monument of Santiago is located on a hill at the east end of Santiago’s downtown area on Avenida Coronel Juan Maria Lora. It is open daily from 9am until 5pm and closed on Mondays.
Address: Avenida Coronel Juan Maria Lora, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Hours: Open Tues-Sun 9am-5pm
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I'll take you to a journey into the everyday life of my hometown Santiago, we will meet at the most iconic building of the city, the Monumento a los Heroes de la Restauracion, then make our way through a cute little neighborhood filled with murals, we will stop at local street food stands and taste my favorite typical snacks, you can join the local men playing domino in the corner of a "colmado" or dance a song or two right in the sidewalk. After that we will head into the center of downtown to checkout the local market, perfect for buying souvenirs, and look at some of the cities historic buildings to learn a little about its story.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
We will meet in the Heart of Santiago (it is a heart-shaped sculpture that is located around the Monument to the Heroes of the Restoration, av. France with Calle del Sol) and from there we will visit Los Pepines, we will take a walking tour for its murals. Los Pepines is a sector rich in vernacular architecture, some of whose specimens have been valued and today they are part of its attractions, and it also protects businesses that They constitute traditional places of the city. He has also seen the birth of national and international renowned figures such as Piro Valerio and Johnny Pacheco. As a local, I would love to show you this amazing neighborhood in my own way. You will also have enough time to take pictures while I comment on the historical and cultural significance of the neighborhood. The murals have stories to tell and messages to share with the community and the world.
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What are Monument of Santiago (Monumento a los Héroes de la Restauración) hours of operation?
Monument of Santiago (Monumento a los Héroes de la Restauración) hours of operation: Open Tues-Sun 9am-5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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