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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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  • I'm always interested in castles/fortress sites so I was looking forward to have a look at the Ozama Fort. The experience was quite disappointing. The only available building is the main block compose...  more »
  • Very inexpensive but impressive as you discover how significant this fort was to the course of history. Hearing about how Sir France Drake conquered the Spanish fort for the English in the early 1500'...  more »
  • This fortress is super cool to see but it is not like an American site. I would recommend reading up on its history before visiting--there are no informative signs or pictures or anything. Although it...  more »