Fortaleza San Felipe, Puerto Plata

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When in Puerto Plata, pay a short visit to Fortaleza San Felipe, a historic Spanish fortress and the only remnant of the 16th century city. Situated on a hill overlooking the Atlantic, the fort was used to protect the city from pirate attacks. Commissioned by King Felipe IV of Spain, the fortress was erected in 1577, witnessed a couple of battles, and was occasionally used as a prison. Today you can visit the fort, which was converted into a museum in 1965. See the military artifacts inside and enjoy the scenic bay views. Put Fortaleza San Felipe at the forefront of your travel plans using our Puerto Plata family vacation planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • We visited this fort as part of the tour. The fort itself is not that interesting. The worst part about it though, is that you're herded through like cattle and not allowed to go through at your own p...  more »
  • No puedo opinar porque no fui a ningún otro lado me quede en el hotel porque nos sentimos cómodos y seguros. No necesitas más nada. 
  • This was a site that I toured without the audio as my headset was broken. I was able to get enough information from the various posters and descriptions posted to enjoy it anyway. The exterior of the ...  more »
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  • Great Gort I love these kinda things people are nice
  • Such a nice place and beautiful park with a view of the mountains and great for built by the Spaniards to defend the city
  • Here I can be me. One of the most beautiful places in the world. @GoodLuck @Domenica
  • Great place to visit specially if you are into exploring other cultures and learning more about the beginning of the new world. Learn more about Christopher Columbus and the beautiful city of Puerto Plata, RD.
  • Nothing much to see there. Not worth a detours in my personal opinion. They had audio guides but it kept losing audio signal.