Ozama Fort (Fortaleza Ozama) Tours
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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.
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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With rich colonial history, Santo Domingo ranks among the Dominican Republic’s must-see cities—but exploring solo means missing its hidden secrets. On this tour, begin with pickup at your Santo Domingo hotel and explore the city with your guide. Hear the backstories behind top attractions including the 16th-century Cathedral of Santa María la Menor and the Museo de las Casas Reales, and admire the Ozama River from the Ozama Fortress.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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What are Ozama Fort (Fortaleza Ozama) hours of operation?
Ozama Fort (Fortaleza Ozama) hours of operation: Mon-Sat 9am-6:30pm, Sun 9am-4pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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