Fortaleza San Felipe

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Facing the endless waters of North Atlantic Oceans, the Spanish Colonial fortress is a unique relic from the 16th Century. Fortaleza San Felipe, the coastal fortress, was built with a purpose of defending the city of Puerto Plata from ocean side dangers. Lush green grasslands surround the towering bastions that once protected the city from its seaport. It was also used as a prison and Juan Pablo Duarte Diez, one of the founding fathers of Dominican Republic, was jailed. After massive restoration, the fortress chambers have been converted into museum that house ancient objects and paintings from the Colonial period. The ramparts still have some war canons facing the sea which are a great feature of interest for tourists.

Location:  Avenida General Gregorio Luperón

Business hours:  Mo-Sa 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.