Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
The Fortress of Santo Domingo
Recinto amurallado y conjunto de edificaciones iniciadas en 1505 siendo Gobernador de Santo Domingo Frey Nicolas de Ovando
La Torre del Homenaje sirvió de prisión hasta nuestros días
El portal principal se construyo en 1787 reinando Carlos III al igual que la Santa Barbara
Es el monumento militar mas antigua de America
This walled enclosure and complex of buildings was begun in 1505 under the Governor of Santo Domingo Frey Nicolás de Ovando. The Tower of Tribute (Torre de Homenaje) served as a prison until very recently. The main entrance portal was built in 1787 during the reign of Carlos III, during which time the Fort of Santa Bárbara was also built. This is the oldest military structure in the Americas.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Forts and Castles • Man-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1505.
Location. 18° 28.394′ N, 69° 52.952′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional 10210, Dominican Republic. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Calle de las Damas (a few steps from this marker); Diego Caballero House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bastidas House (within shouting distance of this marker); Gonzálo Fernández de Oviedo (within shouting distance of this marker); History of the Dominican Society of the Bibliophiles’ House (within shouting distance of this marker); House of the Lions (within shouting distance of this marker); The Academy of Sciences Building of the Dominican Republic (within shouting distance of this marker); The Founding of the Listín Diario (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santo Domingo.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 31, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 31, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 31, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.