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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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  • The fortress is very well preserved and is used for activities in the area. You will appreciate the defensive wall of Santo Domingo.
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  • I'm always into castles, forts and all other ancient ruins and this is a interesting one from history point of view but not so much thing to be seen here. When you're in Santo Domingo in Colonial Zone...  more »
  • Beautiful historical building. Entry pay, however cheap. There are guides available for a tour of the place, but charge.
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