Fuerte De Santa Bárbara

While Fuerte de Santa Barbara was built during the 1570's as a major point of defense for Santo Domingo, its was captured by pirates in 1586. Today it lies in ruins, and it not visited as often as the other forts in Santo Domingo.


People who come to Fuerte De Santa Barbara will treated to ruins. With the focus on other, more popular forts, Santa Barbara has fallen to the wayside. However, you can still visit it and explore the ruins that are there.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Fuerte De Santa Bárbara may choose to book their trip in downtown Santo Domingo, since travelers to this area of the Dominican Republic will have convenient access to the historical site for the duration of their trip. If you'd like to find a place within easy reach of Fuerte De Santa Bárbara, you'll enjoy a moderate selection of hotels to choose from in the area.

Hotels near Fuerte De Santa Bárbara
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Antiguo Hotel Europa Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.4 km) S
Hostal Nomandas Hostel 0.3 mi. (0.3 km) S
Sofitel Frances Santo Domingo Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.2 km) S
Hostal Nicolas De Ovando Hotel 0.4 mi. (0.3 km) SSE
Bettye's Galleria Guesthouse Guest house 0.4 mi. (0.2 km) S
Occidental El Embajor Resort 0.4 mi. (1.1 km) W
Hodelpa Caribe Colonial Hotel 0.4 mi. (0.2 km) S

Location and What's Nearby

Island pastimes like golfing and beach-going will also be found easily in the region. Visitors who will enjoy trying out their ability at the golf course, will want to do so at the closest golfing opportunity, which is Isabel Villas Golf. If you aren't a golfer, you might want to head over to Montesinos Beach, which is the closest coastline to visit. However, while these options may be the closest, you will still find a variety of equally enjoyable recreation options. Visitors will find a fair number of indoor places to visit within a reasonable distance. You'll find a pair of spots worth checking out -Fuerte De Angulo and Santo Domingo North Walls- which are both situated a short distance from the historic site.


Contact Information

Location: Avenida Mella, Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic


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