30 things about Santo Domingo that you didn't know
In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, here are 30 facts about one of the largest cosmopolitan cities in the Caribbean: Santo Domingo
12. Avenida George Washington runs along the Caribbean Sea and includes its own Washington Monument-like Obelisk. However, the El Obelisco), was built by dictator Rafael Trujillo in 1936 to commemorate the renaming of the city to Cuidad Trujillo.
13. Going into commercial service on January 30, 2009, Metro de Santo Domingo is the most extensive metro system in the insular Caribbean and Central America region by length and number of stations. Operating mostly underground, 61.3 million passengers rode the system in 2014.
20. Los Tres Ojos (The Three Eyes) is a series of three lakes, located in open-air limestone caves in the middle of the city. Fed by water from an underground river, the site was created centuries ago as a result of tectonic fractures from the collapse of underground caves.