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Fort Ozama, Santo Domingo
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Visit Fort Ozama, the oldest colonial fort in the New World. Dating back to 1502, the stone fortress protected Santo Domingo for centuries, and later served as a prison. View the powder house, the old cannons, and the ruins of the 18th-century living quarters. Climb to the top of the oldest building on site, the "Tower of Homage," for a panoramic view of the city and its surroundings. Consider hiring one of the several guides outside the complex for a short tour of the grounds. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Fort Ozama by using our Santo Domingo itinerary maker.
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  • Nice visit to a very old fortress, with antiques and good vision on the Ozama River. Recommend, but only for those who climb stairs.
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  • Very interesting and of historical value, as protection created by Columbus in 1503. Worth the ride, as well as a beautiful view of the Bay of santo Domingo.
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  • It is restored and is located in a very well kept environment. It is one demonstration of the high level that reached the Spanish military architecture, which allowed to defend the city from attacks by pirates and privateers.
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