Fortaleza San Felipe

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A stunning Spanish colonial relic, Fortaleza San Felipe is well worth a visit. The fort was built in the 16th century and served as one of the strongest defensive structures in the city. It was later converted to a prison and, according to rumor, once held Juan Pablo Duarte Diez, one of the founding fathers of the Dominican Republic. Fortaleza San Felipe offers splendid seaside views, so try and catch the sunset here for a memorable visit. There is also a small museum on site that will give you a fascinating glimpse into ancient times.

Location:  Avenida General Gregorio Luperón

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