Ozama Fort (Fortaleza Ozama) Tours

Ozama Fort (Fortaleza Ozama)
This 16th-century fortress located in the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo was built by the Spanish and is recognized today as a UNESCO World Heritage site. History buffs can explore La Fortaleza—which is the oldest European-style military building in the Americas—and learn more about how this old-school castle that once guarded the port of Dominica Republic’s capital city. Travelers can explore the grounds of this imposing castle that once served as a prison on their own or with the help of a local guide. A climb to the Torre del Homenaje offers incredible 360-degree views of the city, and a nearby powder house and rows of cannons reflect the fort’s important military history.

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The fort is located on Calle de las Damas. It is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission is RD $70. 
Address: Calle Las Damas, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-6:30pm, Sun 9am-4pm
Admission: RD $70
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