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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  • It is one of the historical places of the cosmopolitan city of America, visited by thousands of tourists and a fabulous visa of the Ozama River, which was sailed by the ships of Christopher Columbus
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  • We spent 15 minutes there, so didn't get any context or details. Certainly worth the time to see the construction, the river views, the cannons sighted along the river.  more »
  • Well preserved fort with a tower. Take advantage of the English and Spanish tour guides. It is worth your time and few pesos to see how the early settlers protected their young city.  more »

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