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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  • This fort is not that large, but is interesting to visit. They provided head phones for a short tour. It should not take more than a hour to view. 
  • This is an old fortress facing the Atlantic in the city of Puerto Plata. There is a free of charge area where you can see the ocean, walk in the green grass and have some photos of the landscape. Afte...  more »
  • Kinda boring. Dont go if you dont like small spaces. interior is small, doors are half sized. Also, walkmans handed out to listen to the lecture, and half of them do not work. Kinda thumbs down. 
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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.