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

Santiago De Los Caballeros is a good option for those wishing to visit Fortaleza San Luis, since visitors to this area of the Dominican Republic will be pleased to have easy access to this historic attraction during their visit. There are a fair number of hotels in the area within the vicinity of Fortaleza San Luis.

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

Within traveling distance you'll find Las Aromas Golf Course, the most convenient golfing option in the neighborhood.


Contact Information

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


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