Fortaleza Ozama, Santo Domingo

Visit Fortaleza 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 Fortaleza Ozama and other attractions in Santo Domingo.
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  • It is a fortress of control of the past that is mirrored on the OBAMA River and of which it captures along with the port the most hidden meanders . From above the panoramic view is really interesting. For the rest there are no nearby finds able to erudiate the tourist on the historical value of the control tower. If you are in the colonial area it is a stop that is useful to do !
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  • It is a wonderful colonial fortress, well preserved and full of history. Besides, the scenery from there is amazing
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  • Very interesting, I love history. STAY AWAY FROM TOUR GUIDES AT GATE. There are signs everywhere in Spanish and English that tell you want everything is. Plus figuring things out for yourself is always fun. Its 100 pesos to get in and the so called guides want $40 US dollars. I've been 4 times and learned about everything without there help, but their are employees walking around you can always ask questions for FREE
  • Nice monument but the grounds need better landscaping and more could be done in the area of tour guides . Still, it is a place to see.
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