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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  • August 13, 2017
    It's one of the forts that make up fortifications around historical part of the city. We like climbing things so did just the same here - you can get on top of it and enjoy some good views, also see h...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    In America, there are very few buildings of this style almost entirely in very medieval late. The Dominicans have the first constructions made by Europeans shortly after the discovery that the style is more medieval to Renaissance. It is very well preserved and majestic. WORTH AND CLIMB THE TOWER MORE!
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  • August 3, 2017
    Arriving in Santo Domingo by car, have parked at random and decided to walk down the street. So accidentally came upon a Fort. We were asked to go inside for a small fee. With us went to the local dude, ostensibly a guide with average knowledge of English. He said that it was the first Fort in the new world, it was once home to Columbus's brother))), the Fort is a small but interesting, you can all see, climb onto the roof.
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