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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  • A reconditioned Fort. A tour inside is not interesting. You can make beautiful photos from the outside through the wall over.
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  • Another place that is known in the excursion of the zona colonial. Inevitable photo here. It is also part of the wall of the old city. To enter they will charge input.
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  • Is the Bank of the Ozama River, hence the name Fortaleza Ozama. to your entrance is along Calle de Las Damas. Oldest building of the Americas without being in ruins. Very well kept with a very well-kept lawn.
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  • Good place to spend some hours walking and wandering around, nothing iconic or special about this place, but still a good place for some good views and a good walk, be aware! Not a good place for anyone who is taller than 5'10! All doors and passages are really short! Watch your heads!
  • Fortaleza Ozama (in Spanish; Ozama Fortress in English) was built in 1502 castle built by the Spanish at the entrance to in Santo Domingo's Ciudad Colonial, Dominican Republic, and overlooking the Ozama River. Named after this river, the castle, also referred to as "La Fortaleza" or "The Fortress", is the oldest formal military construction of European origin in the Americas. An impressive architectural structure of medieval style and design, the Tower of Homage (Spanish: Torre del Homenaje) stands in the center of the grounds. The castle was designed to guard the entrance to the port of Santo Domingo and defend the city from seaborne enemies. Construction began in 1502 and it was completed in 1505.[1][2] The entrance gate on Calle Damas was originally built in 1608, known as the Prevention Gate.[2] The castle was well-built enough to serve as a prison until the 1960s.[2] When the prison was closed, the "Fortaleza" was opened to the public. It is located at the end of Las Damas Street
  • Beautiful old fortress. Can climb around inside.
  • One of the most beautiful places in Santo Domingo's famous Zona Colonial
  • I really like this place. It's a very relaxing place where you can enjoy with your family.
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