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“Loved it!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fort San Felipe

Fort San Felipe
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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$50*
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Puerto Plata City Tour with Cable Car Ride
Ranked #12 of 20 Attractions in Puerto Plata
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: One of the first European forts to be constructed in the Americas.
Burlington, Canada
1 review
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“Loved it!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We took our own taxi to the fort and loved that they gave us headsets with little devices that you typed in the number of the exibit you wanted to know about and it told you that information. Only 100 pesos to enter. Vendors are at the exit (mostly) but a polite smile and 'no gracias' and they leave you alone. Well worth the time.

Visited February 2013
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Vendor trap”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

This was a part of our city tour that included the rum factory, amber museum, City Square, Cathedral, and other points of interest. The fort is small and looks interesting from the exterior. You need to pay to get in. See other reviews for the self-guided tour info. Be prepared to run the gauntlet through the vendors when you get off the tour bus. Actually, consider staying on the bus. It would have been good if the interior tour cost was covered in the city tour price.

Visited February 2013
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Ontario
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Small, weird audio tour, cheap, good view.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Cheap to get in, includes boring audio tour. Very small. Museum exhibits explain very little of history or importance. Good views of the harbour and coast. A funny little stop, if you're into that.

Visited January 2013
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Moscow, Russia
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4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Fantastic view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Impressive fortress, recommend to visit. After that take a walk along the sea thgough Malecon Boulevard.

Visited January 2013
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Lakewood, Colorado
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“Fun Tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Be warned that there will be vendors peddling their wares just outside the fort when you arrive. It only costs about $2(US) to take a self-guided audio tour of the fort. They give you a little headset that goes over talking points about the fort and its history. The surrounding area near the fort is just gorgeous.

Visited December 2012
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