Santiago De Los Caballeros is a city located in the northern region of the Dominican Republic and the Monumento a los Héroes de la Restauración is one of the city’s most prominent and iconic landmarks. The monument was built in 1944 when the country was ruled under the dictatorship of Rafael Leónidas Trujillo.
Even though the dictator had ordered to build the monument in his own honor, after his assassination in 1961, it was rededicated to the heroes of the Dominican Restoration War against Spain. Before 1961, the monument was known as “Trujillo’s Monument to Peace”.
Located on a hilltop in the middle of Santiago, the monument is quite prominent with views of the city and surrounding mountains. The 70m tall tower is partially covered by marble and can be accessed from a staircase which has a total of 365 steps. While climbing up, you will come across several bronze statues of generals lining the steps. Overall, this is a great place to learn the fascinating history of the Dominicans.
– photo of Monumento a los Héroes de la Restauración by Volando
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