The Monte Cristi Clock is the symbol of the city of San Fernando de Monte Cristi and is one of the oldest in the Republic, it is one of the most emblematic and interesting sites in the city.
The structure is one of the curiosities of the Dominican Republic: tourists have made it an inevitable stop in Montecristi. It is that not only its antiquity or its delicate appearance are worthy of attention, but the rich history that composes it.
The Montecristi clock is a mini version of the Eiffel tower, but it was actually designed by the French engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel and built by the famous French watchmaker Jean-Paul Garnier in France. Even today, the clock is still working with the original mechanism that was installed at the end of the 19th century.
Said Clock is installed on top of an iron tower with a height of 96 feet, at its feet, different events that are part of the country’s history took place. Even José Martí participated in its inauguration, giving a speech.
It was built on the initiative of Mr. Benigno Daniel Conde Vásquez, from Venezuela, but it was manufactured in France, by the watchmaker Jean Paul Garnier. It was brought to the country by sea and was installed on March 11, 1895, being inaugurated on June 29, 1895.
The same French engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, the creator of the Eiffel Tower, was one of the creators of this majestic historical work that adorns giving the exact time for more than 125 years, it is an attraction that you must visit and capture your visit with beautiful photos and videos. .
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