Fort Of San Jose

With construction beginning some time around 1550, this early fortification was meant to protect all of what is today the Colonial District. Despite construction beginning so early, due to financial priorities, the fort was not actually completed until 1600's.


Visitors are free to explore what is left of the fort. It is still in decent condition and a popular attraction for people in the area.

Staying Close

Zona Colonial is a good option for those wishing to visit Fort Of San Jose, because visitors to this region of the Dominican Republic will have the benefit of easy access to this historic attraction throughout their trip. If you want to find a place within easy reach of Fort Of San Jose, you'll find a fair number of nearby accommodations to choose from.

Hotels near Fort Of San Jose
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Casas del XVI Hotel 0.1 mi. (1.2 km) NW
Casa Dona Elvira B & B 0.2 mi. (0.3 km) NW
Mercure Comercial Santo Domingo Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.1 km) N
Tierra Plana Hostel 0.3 mi. (0.0 km) N
Hotel Palacio Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.1 km) NNW
Hotel Conde De Penalba Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.1 km) N
Hodelpa Caribe Colonial Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.2 km) N

Location and What's Nearby

Island staples like working on one's golf game and water sports will also be found easily in the region. Historic site patrons who would also like to work on their golf game should consider going to the closest course, Isabel Villas Golf. If golfing isn't your thing, consider going over to Montesinos Beach, which is the closest coastline to visit. Still, many other outdoor options remain in the vicinity. Historic site visitors will also find additional interesting places out of the sun in the vicinity. There are a pair of other places nearby you may want to visit -Park Or Plaza Of Fortelaza San Jose and Antonio de Montesinos Monument- both of which are found within a couple miles of the historic site.



You do not have to pay to visit the Fort of San Jose.

Contact Information

Location: Paseo Presidente Billini, Zona Colonial, the Dominican Republic


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