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Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
 

The Fortress of Santo Domingo

 
 
The Fortress of Santo Domingo Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 10, 2018
1. The Fortress of Santo Domingo Marker
Inscription.  
Fortaleza de 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

English translation:
The Fortress of Santo Domingo
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.

 
Location. 18° 28.394′ N, 69° 52.952′ W. Marker is in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional. Marker is at the intersection of Calle Las Damas and Calle Alfau, on the right when traveling north
An informational sign for The Fortress of Santo Domingo image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 10, 2018
2. An informational sign for The Fortress of Santo Domingo
This smaller type of information sign is put up by the Ministry of Culture (Ministerio de Cultura).
on Calle Las Damas. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional 10210, Dominican Republic.
 
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.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesMan-Made Features
 
The Fortress of Santo Domingo and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 10, 2018
3. The Fortress of Santo Domingo and Marker
The marker is seen here to the left of the main portal of the fort. The inscription above the portal reads, "Se edificó reinando Carlos III MDCCLXXXVII" or "Built in the reign of Carlos III 1787."
The Fortress of Santo Domingo and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 10, 2018
4. The Fortress of Santo Domingo and Marker
This view of the fortress is towards the north along Calle Las Damas.
The Torre de Homenaje at the Fortress of Santo Domingo image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 10, 2018
5. The Torre de Homenaje at the Fortress of Santo Domingo
A view towards the west from the Tower at the Fortress of Santo Domingo image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 10, 2018
6. A view towards the west from the Tower at the Fortress of Santo Domingo
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 31, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 31, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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