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Fort Santo Domingo

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Address: No.1, Lane 28, Zhongzheng Road,Danshuei District, Xinbei, Taiwan
Phone Number: 02-2623-1001
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The red castle up the hill

Located on top of a hill overlooking Danshui/Tamsui, this historic building is the country's most important monument commemorating the early involvement of foreigners in Taiwan... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2015

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a place steeped in history, with amazing views. Well worth the visit, during summer you can walk along the shore afterwards back to the train.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Located on top of a hill overlooking Danshui/Tamsui, this historic building is the country's most important monument commemorating the early involvement of foreigners in Taiwan. The fort was first built in the 1600's by the Spanish, then taken over by the Dutch, and then its final foreign owner was the British, who turned it into a consulate. You will never... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Have been writing reviews for many attractions in Taipei and realised I rated almost all at average and okay comment. Nothing special about Fort Santo Domingo, paid a visit while I was at Dan Shui area. Almost all attractions are within walking distance, good to walk around to explore though.

Thank Reviewer-Starry
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

We took the guided tour and it was very informative. The tour is free. The guide gave some good historical information. The embassy was during construction, so we could not get in, the family house was well kept.

Thank Bonnie T
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The fort is currently undergoing renovation so some parts are closed, nevertheless we spent a very nice hour touring the interesting exhibits and enjoying the breeze on a warm day. The kids loved the cannons and working out how the fort had changed hands over the years. It was interesting to think that Fort was first settled during the Ming... More 

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252 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

well, that is must go when you go to Danshuei but the place is small & no special. but the sea view is good.

Thank iamface
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I was a little disappointed after the steep steps to find only a couple of rooms to see apart from an Art display upstairs. The fort could be so interesting. The views were good, but the Oxford museum & library next door were more interesting. The church was closed but the architecture outside was good. Not really worth the visit... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

If you are visiting this place, do read more about it. Otherwise, you may find it not so interesting though fact sheets are written in items exhibited. Beautiful surroundings and a relaxing place to take rest and absorb in the scenery.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

It was cloudy when we went, so we couldn't see much of the Danshui river up/downstream. It's worth visiting the British consulate building. The fort itself was not opened for visiting. The garden is nice too, great for photo-taking. Uphill is the Alethia University and is also a nice stroll through the campus. Walk downhill and you'll reach the main... More 

Thank jq236
Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

They did a good job there, showing many pieces of information about Taiwan`s history - from the Spanish conquerors to the Taiwanese (going through the Durch, British, American, Chinese..). The fort is very well preserved, specially if you consider that it receives some many visitors each day... And it occupies a great area. And, of course, enjoying the view of... More 

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