Fortaleza de San Felipe Fortress, Puerto Plata

Discover the history of St. Philip Fortress and stop to enjoy the fantastic views of Puerto Plata’s coast

Fortaleza de San Felipe Fortress, Puerto Plata
Fortaleza de San Felipe Fortress
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During your visit to Puerto Plata, Fortaleza de San Felipe Fortress is a must-see, not only because of its history but also for the incredible sight of the coast.

Located in Puerto Plata’s Bay, near the seawall, this building was constructed in the 16th century to defend the city from pirates. Nowadays, it is proof of the colonial past of Puerto Plata.

In the fortress, you can discover its walls and the moat that surrounds it. Inside, there is a little museum that possesses some historical relics; nevertheless, the main attraction is Puerto Plata’s 24 metre-high lighthouse, which was constructed in 1876.

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