Monumento a los Heroes de la Restauracion

Monumento a los Heroes de la Restauracion

Monumento a los Heroes de la Restauracion
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AJNNJ44
New Jersey448 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
Excellent experience all around. The history is amazing and the views of the city from the observation platform were spectacular.

The kids were less impressed with the history and became bored quickly. From the top they could see a restaurant on the street called 212 New York Pizza and were obsessed with that. I told them, “You know where they have really good New York pizza? New York… where we live.” They didn’t care - and we ended up getting pizza.

This is definitely worth spending some time - whether you are in to the history, the views, or both.
Written May 28, 2022
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RWSII
Roswell, GA788 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
This is a cool area and you definitely need to go see it. I recommend going up to the top and walking down as there is more to see on the floors below.

There is also loads of restaurants around this area that you can get some good food at. They also rent horse & buggy rides if you are into that.

We just walked up and then walked back down. The cost was like $2 per person and it was definitely interesting.
Written June 26, 2023
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Antoni Eme
41 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Went here at night on my first trip to DR and it was very nice. The view at night of the city is amazing not to mention the monument itself. The only draw back is the men selling beers that constantly ask you if you want a cold one. Aside from that a nice experience.
Written January 25, 2020
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thinline69
Phoenix, AZ13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is probably the central tourist attraction to Santiago and a must see. Cost is 80 pesos (about $2.25 USD) for foreigners and 20 pesos for Dominicans—either way, very cheap. You can’t go to the top of the spire, but you’ll climb 151 steps on a spiral staircase to the 5 level observation deck. Along the way, you can, stop at each level where there are various paintings and reconstructed scenes of the Revolution—all with Spanish descriptions only. There is an elevator only for handicapped and elderly. Even if you don’t go to the top, outside the monument are steps on all sides great for relaxing. The monument is built on a hill in the center of town. There are methods of entry on all side. There are lots of photo opportunities on all sides. Monument is 67 meters high and built by Dictator Trujillo to honor himself in 1944. It was later renamed to honor revolutionary heroes.
Written February 25, 2010
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Scullyster
Colorado Springs, CO258 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2011
Visiting this monument, you will learn some DR history and have lots of photo opportunities. The grounds are massive and have lots of larger than life statues, including war heroes and also some DR baseball legends. As you climb the spiral staircase to the various levels of the obelisk-like monument, there are many opportunities to take photos of the city of Santiago and the mountains in the distance. The monument is situated at the edge of downtown Santiago, and there are some fashionable restaurants within walking distance. When we were there (on a Tuesday afternoon), the monument and grounds were not crowded at all. Except for a school excursion, there were no other visitors at the time. There was a vendor selling water and beer on the grass. I was told that, at night, university students and locals congregate here to enjoy a beer together. Don't leave Santiago without visiting this monument.
Written October 4, 2011
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Andrew M
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The Monument to the Heroes of the Restoration is located on Av Las Carreras in the center of the city. It is the image most often associated with the city. I took a taxi from the Caribe Bus Station to visit this area. It takes an hour to visit this attraction as there are many steps, and external sculptures surrounding the site. We walked around the park and visited the external structures before climbing the steps to the main monument. On the north western section of the park is a monument to the Eagles Cibaeñas baseball team. To the right, is another sculpture of three eagles.

If you walk in an easterly direction along the path, there are bronze sculptures of what is known as "Santiago traditions". They include a horse and coach with Julio Alberto Hernández (composer), Ercilia Pepín (teacher) and Tomas Morel (Bishop). The other sculptures relate to local traditions e.g. carnival costumes (Lechón Pepinero), ballet, dancing and singing. Follow the path in a southerly direction, along Daniel Espinal, and you will see the impressive equestrian monument dedicated to General Gregorio Luperon (1839-1897). It was on August 16, 1863, a rebel group led by Luperón and Santiago Rodríguez attacked the hill of Capotillo in the Dajabón province, and raised the Dominican flag. This was known as the Grito de Capotillo (Cry of Capotillo), and was the beginning of the two year "Restoration War" which resulted in Dominican independence from Spain. Luperon was the 20th President of the DR, between 1879-80. The 16th August is celebrated annually by Dominicans as their "restoration of independence" day.

If you continue south on the path, you will see the Plaza de la Informacion. There are three sculptures in this area. The first is Ñico Lora shown with accordion in hand. He was a famous folk musician and considered one of the fathers of merengue. Next is Manuel del Cabral, who sits on a bench reading a newspaper. He was a poet and writer. The last sculpture is of Yoryi Morel, a painter, who stands with palette in hand. After visiting this plaza, walk up the stairs toward the main monument. The monument was built between 1944-1953, and was intended to celebrate the centenary of independence from Haiti in 1944. It was named, Trujillo’s Monument to Peace, in honour of the president. In 1961, on the death of Trujillo, the monument was renamed, "Monument to the Heroes of the Restoration", to honour the heroes of the 1863-65 war.

Extensive renovations were done in 2007, when the 144th anniversary of the start of the war was celebrated, and the many bronze sculptures of former generals and presidents added. The 70 meter high tower is the highlight of the attraction, and the second floor of the building has a library and terrace offering great views of the city. This area was unfortunately closed when I visited. If you are interested in the "Restoration War", another monument can be found in Dajabon, known as the "Monument to the Grito de Capotillo".
Written December 25, 2019
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Tyler S
Lisbon, Portugal104 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
Visiting the monument (and the area surrounding) in the evening is a great way to experience the culture of Santiago. Many people bring food, beers, lawn chairs and a few friends to relax and hang out. The monument is lit up. Not feeling a picnic? Try one of the food trucks or restaurants nearby.
Written January 13, 2019
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Tomboii
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • Friends
This monument/museum is a landmark in the city of Santiago, the staff inside is very friendly and they even spoke english. I speak spanish since I'm dominican but I was there with an friend who only speaks english and this was great. It was very nice learning about the history of this monument and it has a great location in the middle of the city where you can get an amazing 360 degrees view of the surroundings. I only visited during the day but I've been told it has a great atmosphere during the night and many businesses close by where you can mix with locals.
Written March 23, 2013
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beachguy
Santiago, Dominican Republic236 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Couples
As a resident of the city I can tell you that this is the place that we gather on the nights to have a Presidente beer and have a little social life. The place is surrounded by very nice restaurants (some of them expensive) and you can see all the city from the top of the monument. You can have also a horse ride for a small fee (just bargain the price and offer half or less that what they ask you) or just take a walk and enjoy the breeze blowing your face.Overall is a place to see and be seen (like el zocalo in Mexico) on the nights you can see couples, solos, group of girls enjoying the night or if you are more adventurous you can fish.. If something interesting happens like the baseball local team wins the finals then we go there to celebrate..

On the mornings you can see people that goes there to exercise then during the day is deserted or you can see one or two tours that visit the place but on the nights as I said is the gather place.
Written February 10, 2013
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Sushah
New York City, NY20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Couples
Is a good way to learn a little bit more about the dominican Culture and it's history, very clean and well kept... it is a MUST see when you go santiago,
Written November 5, 2012
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