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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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  • Cost like $1-2 to get in. Not a whole bunch to see but is still worth it. There also was a big building to the side which was closed so I can't help you with that. The bad part was looking over the wa...  more »
  • Interesting because you like climbing stairs)) three levels-the roof of the extension, the second floor (roof of the Fort) and upper playground towers (with her, by the way, the views of the port and the sea are good). Inside is empty and not particularly interesting, but when climbing the stairs, you can feel the Spanish conquistador, especially under the screams of tropical birds))
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  • It is fascinating to imagine that within those walls they were characters of which we read in school. Each section you ago feel that these in that time: them cannons, the windows, the doors, the river wow simply good!
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