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

Those wishing to visit Fort Of San Jose may choose to book their trip in Zona Colonial, as those staying in this part of the Dominican Republic will have easy site access for the duration of their trip. If you'd like to stay somewhere close to Fort Of San Jose, there are a decent selection of hotels in the region 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

Opportunities for some fun in the sun like golfing and beach-going are by no means hard to come by here. Historic site guests looking to follow-up with a few holes of golf can do so at the nearest course, Isabel Villas Golf. Lazy days can also be planned at Montesinos Beach, the closest beach. Even though the options above are the most convenient to access, you'll still have access to a wide selection of equally enjoyable outdoor options. Historic site visitors will find plenty of interesting places out of the sun in this general area. For those not wanting to have to travel a great distance, there are two more places close-by you may find worth a visit--Park Or Plaza Of Fortelaza San Jose and Antonio de Montesinos Monument.



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

Contact Information

Location: Paseo Presidente Billini, Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic


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