Fortaleza San Felipe, Puerto Plata

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.7/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
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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  • The fort itself is interesting and the grounds and ocean view are beautiful. I would think taking in a concert in the new amphitheater will be something to see. just a nice walk about. 
  • Nice, well-preserved fort to explore. Very small, but they offer headsets with highlights of the different parts of the fort. Our headsets were a little quirky and didn't always work. Great place for ...  read more »
  • During the excursion by cableway with Nexus, you can visit the fortress. Equipped with headphones in our language, we have right to a piece of history, of culture and of the description of different objects having been part of that time.
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  • 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.
  • Great view from the point but it can be hit and miss whether or not you are allowed to go actually inside the fort.
  • Awesome experience!
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