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The Ozama Fortress (Spanish: Fortaleza Ozama) was built in 1502 by the Spanish at the entrance to Santo Domingo's Ciudad Colonial, Dominican Republic, and overlooking the Ozama River. Named after this river, the castle, also referred to as "La Fortaleza" or "The Fortress", is the oldest formal military construction of European origin in the Americas. It was declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, together with the other historical monuments of the Ciudad Colonial.
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Good place to spend some hours walking and wandering around, nothing iconic or special about this place, but still a good place for some good views and a good walk, be aware! Not a good place for anyone who is taller than 5'10! All doors and passages are really short! Watch your heads!
Fortaleza Ozama (in Spanish; Ozama Fortress in English) was built in 1502 castle built by the Spanish at the entrance to in Santo Domingo's Ciudad Colonial, Dominican Republic, and overlooking the Ozama River. Named after this river, the castle, also referred to as "La Fortaleza" or "The Fortress", is the oldest formal military construction of European origin in the Americas. An impressive architectural structure of medieval style and design, the Tower of Homage (Spanish: Torre del Homenaje) stands in the center of the grounds. The castle was designed to guard the entrance to the port of Santo Domingo and defend the city from seaborne enemies. Construction began in 1502 and it was completed in 1505. The entrance gate on Calle Damas was originally built in 1608, known as the Prevention Gate. The castle was well-built enough to serve as a prison until the 1960s. When the prison was closed, the "Fortaleza" was opened to the public. It is located at the end of Las Damas Street
Beautiful old fortress. Can climb around inside.
I really like this place. It's a very relaxing place where you can enjoy with your family.
Part of a guided tour. Only thing we paid for. Not that impressive but worth doing.
One of the most beautiful places in Santo Domingo's famous Zona Colonial
Very nice historic fort tower to walk around and take good pictures on a sunny day 🌞🏰📷
Nice historical place! I grow up close to it, and I had the opportunity to explore this place during the weekends. This monument is part of the “Colonial City” a very unique place to visit if you love history! Visiting this place will get you transported back in time!
Es una estructura arquitectónica impresionante de estilo y diseño medieval. En su centro se encuentra la famosa Torre del Homenaje. El castillo fue diseñado para proteger la entrada al puerto de Santo Domingo y defender la ciudad de enemigos marítimos. La construcción inicio en 1502 y se completo en 1505, sin embargo la entrada en la Calle Las Damas fue construida originalmente en 1608, conocida mas adelante como la entrada de Prevención.
Excellent for massive events, great view, safety.