Columbus Monuments Pages

Dominican Republic
Santo Domingo

Catedral de Santa María de la Encarnación de Santo Domingo  

Tomba de Colón

Columbus' Tomb



1898

Santo Domingo /  Tomba de Colón   Santo Domingo /  Tomba de Colón

Description

Catedral Basilica Menor de Santa Maria, Primada de America. As the story goes, for years the remains of Columbus himself were housed in this cathedral, kept in a white marble and bronze memorial built by the dictator Ulises Heureaux in 1898. Later, they were transferred to the Faro a Colón (Columbus Lighthouse) across the Ozama River.
Text to the vault: Vault of Christopher Columbus opened by the Dominicans in 1877. Vault of Diego Columbus opened by the Spanish in 1795.

Annotation

 

This monument on postcards

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This monument on stamps

Scott 1039

Sources & Information

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Location N 18°28'22" W 69°53'2"

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