Fort Ozama, Santo Domingo

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. Use our Santo Domingo online trip itinerary builder to arrange your visit to Fort Ozama and other attractions in Santo Domingo.
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  • September 19, 2017
    Nice place to walk through, with pretty views. We actually had a guide walk us through and tell us the history ( but totally unnecessary )  more »
  • September 16, 2017
    Very clean, unfortunately there is nothing to speak of its history and any instrument used in this place. It was a very important prison at the time. The place is clean and very well. The cost of entry is RD$ 70/pp
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  • August 31, 2017
    Just walk, shop, take photos, something for lunch and rest of the time relax...with nice views in old time style area  more »

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