Fortaleza San Luis

Originally built of wood in 1804, Fortaleza San Luis was not finished with stone until 1874. Throughout its history it has served as a battle site several times. Perhaps more famously however, this is the site where France granted the Dominican Republic its independence, and the place where the first Dominican Flag flew.


Visitors who come to the fort today will be treated to a museum detailing the construction's history as fort, then military academy, and then finally as a museum for the public. Any questions that the museum does not answer the staff surely will.

Staying Close

Fortaleza San Luis is located in Santiago De Los Caballeros, so those staying in this area of the Dominican Republic will be excited to have easy site access for the duration of their trip. Although this location isn't swarming with tourists, that doesn't mean you won't find a fair number of lodgings to pick from.

Hotels near Fortaleza San Luis
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Aloha Sol Hotel and Casino Hotel 0.2 mi. (1.0 km) NNE
Hodelpa Centro Plaza Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.9 km) N
Hotel Monterrey Hotel 0.5 mi. (0.5 km) NNW
Hotel Colonial Hotel 0.5 mi. (0.5 km) NNW
Matum Hotel And Casino Hotel 0.8 mi. (1.5 km) E
Hodelpa Gran Almirante Hotel and Casino Hotel 0.9 mi. (0.8 km) NW
Hotel Platino Hotel 1.0 mi. (2.4 km) ESE

Location and What's Nearby

There are many eateries to choose from in the region around Fortaleza San Luis. The closest eatery is Vista del Sol Restaurant, which serves up Caribbean meals. Vista del Sol Restaurant is a short ways away, but far-removed enough that you will want to arrange for using a mode of transport to transport your party. McDonald's Santiago and Pizza Hut Santiago de los Caballeros are a couple other nearby lunch and dinner possibilities. At Pizza Hut Santiago de los Caballeros you might sample Italian food and enjoy the culture of the Dominican Republic.


Contact Information

Location: Avenida Mirador del Yaque, Santiago De Los Caballeros, the Dominican Republic


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