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, which means those visiting this region of the Dominican Republic will have easy access to this historic attraction during their time there. Though this location isn't packed wall-to-wall with tourists, you will still 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 Monterey 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

Not far away you'll find Las Aromas Golf Course, an outdoor option nearby.


Contact Information

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


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