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  • Address: Malecon, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

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Fort San Felipe Tours

Fort San Felipe was built in 1564 by order of Philip II of Spain and is Puerto Plata's oldest surviving building.

It was a formidable construction, designed to strike fear into any would-be-invader's heart. Its 2m- (7ft) thick walls, squat doorways and moat filled with sharp coral and swords served to keep people out and, when the fort later became a prison, worked just as effectively at keeping people in - including one of its most notable captives - Juan Pablo Duarte, who served time here in 1844.

The tower contains a small museum of wartime artifacts such as guns, artillery shells, and cannonballs. Fort San Felipe's main attraction, however, is its sweeping views across the Atlantic.

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Puerto Plata City Tour, Puerto Plata, null

Puerto Plata City Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

This 5-hour sightseeing city tour will take you from the popular oceanfront boulevard of Puerto Plata to the top of Mount Isabel, where you will find the a ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.00
Day Trip to Puerto Plata from Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo, City Tours

Day Trip to Puerto Plata from Santo Domingo

Spend a day in Puerto Plata, a colonial port city tucked between the Cordillera mountains and the blue Atlantic along the Dominican Republic’s northern coast. ...  Read more

Location: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $235.00

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