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Address: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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One of the first European forts to be constructed in the Americas.

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Puerto Plata City Tour with Cable Car Ride
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Day Trip to Puerto Plata from Santo Domingo

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This is history!

With the earphone that are handed out to all visitors, you get a brief information on the place and the history. But there is much more to search for! Collect some information on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Gert4000
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Roskilde, Denmark
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Roskilde, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

With the earphone that are handed out to all visitors, you get a brief information on the place and the history. But there is much more to search for! Collect some information on beforehand and you will have a much better understanding on what has happened at this area. And remember also to pay attention to the nearby light tower.

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Saint John, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The fort is over looking a beautiful stretch of coast line. Unfortunately the amount of garbage that is floating in the water totally takes away from it. There are artifacts that have been dug up on display, but they are all from the 1800's. I would assume a fort that has been there since the 1600's there would be things... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Headphones are provided to self directed your tour, however they continue to cut out leaving you walking around without much direction, not much inside of the for to see

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Morden, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The fort was great (what we saw). It was Sunday and was closed so we couldn't see it all. There is a guy there that insists on having your picture with his donkey....beware he charges $5

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Thank Sandra W
Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went just before closing and there were no vendors so sounds like we lucked out in that respect. Unfortunately no guides either. The electronic headsets were ok but weren't location sensitive so basically just rambled on.

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Guelph, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the highlights of our trip to Puerto Plata.Incredible Museum , featuring military artifacts, cannons, and breathtaking views of the harbour.Don't Miss this one!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

lots to look at in big display cases good guides easy access built by Spanish to defend against pirates good museum nice view wooden bridge over old moat

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

enjoyed the history lesson. the only down side was the vendors once you exit is overwhelming. we needed to almost run to the bus.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been to the forts in St. Augustine and San Juan, this one was a bit of a disappointment. However, if you're going to spend a day in the colonial downtown of Puerto Plata this is worth pop by for an hour. After passing by annoying vendors you'll pay to enter and are provided with a headset to hear the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very nice stop on our travels. Great views of the harbor and water front. We didn't go into the fort but walked all around it. My only complaint is that the venders were very pushy

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