Monday, August 27, 2007


After its re-opening, the Monument to the Heroes of the Restoration in Santiago de los Caballeros has become a tourist attraction. On Sunday, alone, the ticket office took in over RD$23,000. Tickets are just RD$20 for locals and RD$80 for tourists. There are five levels to explore, aside from the newly redesigned gardens and their statuary. The fifth level, called the Santiago Lookout, is by far the most popular with its views of the entire city. Local folks from as far away as San Juan de la Maguana have traveled to Santiago to see the "new" Monument. The site provides guided tours in several languages for the tourists, and locals can explore the areas without any guides.

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