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One of the first European forts to be constructed in the Americas.
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall really nice ocean view. You can’t really hear thru the radios because the connection keeps breaking up but still nice to visit and see something different and historical.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Guide762531
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just walked around the grounds which are beautiful and took pictures. We did not go into the fort because we were told there was nothing to see inside. Nice pictures from the outside.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank debbiew544
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty, but lots of folks trying to get you to buy stuff. Beautiful area, but the pressure was on to get a souvenir from one of the vendors.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 908curtisw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an Opportunity to visit a fort built by Christopher Columbus . An amazing place with lots of history . The cannon balls to the cannons to the guns, the tools left behind. And the architecture in the fort. They also let you take as...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Dean O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You don't need more than an hour, but it's a very cool fort with some good history to learn. For 100 pesos it's worth seeing.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank msawaryn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The grounds are very well maintained. They give you a headset to listen to a recording of the history of the fort. However, the sound was cutting in and out. However, we enjoyed the fort, the artifacts, and the views.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Debbie A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views, but beware upon arriving there are several venders present trying to sell you items before you even have the opportunity to stretch your legs. If deciding to enter the fort you are provided a headset and radio that plays the history of the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CcharlieTravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stop at Fort San Felipe on a town tour. We only visited the outside but loved just getting a view of the fort and the scienic views. The kids also loved the donkey rides 😂

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank gingerrae81
Reviewed March 21, 2019

A really neat fort to visit, if only for a short while. The fort is in decent condition but isn't too large, so don't plan on spending much time here. That being said, it has some great bang for your buck at 2 US$ a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank paubuls
Reviewed March 18, 2019

Amazing history behind the fort. the Audio tour was available in many languages. You could almost imagine being there back in the (15-1600's) and the conditions they endured.

Date of experience: February 2019
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July 26, 2018|
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Response from Stephen and Cin... L | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are restrooms but I did not use them so cannot comment on the cleanliness. Sounds like others answered as well and they had used the facilities
October 22, 2017|
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Response from djirsas | Reviewed this property |
There is a small fee (a few dollars). Some parking...kids might like it. Doesn't take long to see it (half hour to an hour, tops). Avoid hottest part of the day if possible. Bring water.
August 19, 2017|
Response from Rickydbb | Reviewed this property |
Yes It's included in the city tour