Brussels World and International Exhibition 1958 - Expo58

Review of the world for a more human world

April 17, 1958 - October 19, 1958


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Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic at the Exhibition Expo Brussels 1958

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Architect(s) : A. Barrez

Remember that the Dominican Republic, long known as Santo Domingo, was the first land on the American continent to be discovered by Christopher Columbus after his perilous crossing of the Atlantic in 1412.

A huge lighthouse, built by the various American nations in the Dominican Republic, reminds all the navigators of the world of this memorable event.

In this pavilion you will find the most important products of the Dominican economy: sugar, coffee, cocoa, mahogany and tobacco.

The sugar industry and its by-products were evoked by a miniature reproduction of a sugar cane mill and a furfural factory which was a true model of its kind.

The tourist attractions of the island were highlighted and would undoubtedly inspire you to get to know this land that Columbus loved the most.

Since 1930, Generalissimo Rafael Trujillo Molina, Benefactor de la Patria, has set this naturally beautiful country on the path of social and economic progress, whose achievements are quite remarkable.

© Guide Officiel Exposition Universelle de Bruxelles 1958 - Desclée & Co