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Address: Calle de las Damas near Calle El Conde, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

The construction of one of the oldest forts in the Americas was completed...

The construction of one of the oldest forts in the Americas was completed in 1507.

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lots of fun discovering this 500 year old fort

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... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sosua, Dominican Republic
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Warsaw, Poland
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41 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 composed of the square tower plus some additions. No signs, no information, no nothing (or at least we were not offered anything on entry except a pushy local... More 

Thank Hubi83
Sosua, Dominican Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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's is a great story.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 is very cool, old and scenic there is nothing there to help you learn what it was...

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Reviewed 10 March 2017

This was a nice place, is not awesome but you can take great pictures from there to the ocean and Ozama river!

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Bauru, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This is a Colombian age site that kept Colombian age architecture and shows the logistics of defense at that time.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a real castle with many levels and rooms to explore. The view from the tower are wonderful. There are some old cannons on the ground. You can easily spend an hour or more, if you let your imagination think about how this must have been 500 years ago! It is also a good place for bird watchers; so... More 

Thank Gypsgris
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

This is a cool Spanish fort / castle located within the Colonial Zone. I was told this fort/castle was built in the 1500s! It was an amazing experience to just walk around the property because it's so old and historic.

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Randers, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We popped in, saw the place, moved on. If you use your imagination the fort is super interesting. In itself there is not much to see except a huge squat of grass and a small old building. The view from the tower and walls are great.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Cost like $1-2 to get in. Not a whole bunch to see but is still worth it. There also was a big building to the side which was closed so I can't help you with that. The bad part was looking over the wall into the extremely polluted river. Trash from half the country is floating right out to sea.... More 

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Riverside, California
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

I wish we had more time to walk inside the castle . This ancient fort and castle are nicely built with much the structure still remaining. It's a great piece of history and the place where the Spaniards tried to protect themselves from the forces of Sir Frances Drake in 1586

Thank MandC0218

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