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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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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
Taipei, Taiwan

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38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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hong kong
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252 reviews
177 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
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 

Thank 918teresah
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379 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
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.

Thank new88
Hong Kong, China
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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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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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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 

Thank Nelson P
Kobe, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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.

Thank Erik J

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