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Address: No.1, Lane 28, Zhongzheng Road,Danshuei District, Xinbei 25158, Taiwan
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Phone Number: +886 2 2623 1001
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Visit when you're in Tamsui.

This is a nice stop when visiting Tamsui. We walked all the way from the Train Station. It was a bit of a trek but there's a lot to keep you busy along the way. The Fort itself... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed June 20, 2016
Makati, Philippines

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Feels like 9 minutes too many. This is a major disappointment. It's an average looking building with some photos inside. Give it a miss.

Thank BangkokAndy1976
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Various foregn powers occupied Fort Santo Domingo. It was once a British consulate. It is open occcasionally, check for opening hours. The Fort is not far out of Dahshui.

Thank Jeffry B
Makati, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

This is a nice stop when visiting Tamsui. We walked all the way from the Train Station. It was a bit of a trek but there's a lot to keep you busy along the way. The Fort itself was being renovated in cladded when we visited but the grounds were beautiful. The British Consul General's residence is just adjacent to... More 

Thank bryantpark88
Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016

Tamsui is a highlight of Taipei, a fun day tip. All of the sights are close to each other and easy to reach. This is one of Tamsui's most famed sights. The building is beautiful and you can go inside as well.

Thank Calvin C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

Located not far from Tamsui harbor area. Can walk in about 30 minutes. A bit of a hill to climb, but some nice views of the waterfront and some old historic buildings. Nearby university is worth a visit as well. Nice gardens around this area.

Thank RTWtraveler213
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2016

I visited the Fort and was taken aback at how serene it was. Even though it was busy there is a quiet elegance about the place and is a very real throwback to British Colonial days. The surrounding area within the grounds of Alathea University is also well worth wandering around to soak up the history. A very lovely unexpected... More 

Thank weeman55
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2016

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.

Thank vicpk
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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