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Address: No.1, Lane 28, Zhongzheng Road,Danshuei District, Xinbei, Taiwan

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Nice fort and view of Tamsui River!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Hong Kong, China
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23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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64 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 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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Busan, South Korea
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56 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

If you want to see something a little different during your visit to the Taipei area, Santo Domingo is a good place to go. Its European-style architecture reminded me of the many colonial buildings in Macau, all mixed around and between Asian-style structures. We didn't actually go inside the fort, although we read that you could (Perhaps it was temporarily... More 

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Kobe, Japan
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I live in Japan and travel around Asia and Oceania looking for colonial architecture and other interesting relics from the past. This is a great place very near Taipei and a great day trip. I highly recommend it. Lots of Spanish and Dutch history there. Great heritage.

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Laguna Province, Philippines
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The place offers a very nice view of the Tamsui river. Beautifully maintained grounds with cool breeze gives a very relaxing ambiance. Some old cannons used for defense is on display. Inside the fort buildings are some display of the antique furniture and equipment used before on the site. There is no entrance fee and they have a gift shop... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

A visit to Tamsui would not be complete without a visit to Fort Santo Domingo. Set on a promontory overlooking the Tamsui River the views are incredible. The structure itself is quite unique (for Asia) and stands out in a good way. The grounds are beautifully maintained. The small onsite museum is interesting and informative.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Free entry with awesome air conditioning!!!! A must in the September heat and humidity!! English translations of the fort's history and some original furniture and fixtures. Some original canons. It's not big like some European forts and you can't spend hours here, maybe an hour and a half if you read everything and go into every room.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Quite a long way from the metro station and a bit difficult to find. Entrance is free but it closes at 5pm. If you head for the sunset at Tamsui marina then do stop at Fort Santo Domingo. The exhibition inside is very interesting even if actually you can't visit every building.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

The fort is interesting enough to stroll through if you are in Tamsui. There is sufficient explanation in English to get a good feel for the history of the place. There was no entry fee.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

The original Fort on this spot was built by the Spanish in 1628 and this land finally returned sovereignty to Taiwan in 1980. Witnessing the cycles of fortune of Formosa & Taiwan through 400 years, this extremely well preserved & scenic historic attraction is a definite must see when visiting Tamsui or even Taiwan, if you were to fully appreciate... More 

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