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

You may enjoy staying in downtown Santo Domingo if you plan on visiting Fuerte De Santa Bárbara, as visitors to this region of the Dominican Republic will have easy access to this historic attraction during their time there. There are a good collection of hotels in the region within range of Fuerte De Santa Bárbara.

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 staples like hitting a few rounds of golf and water sports will also be found easily in the vicinity. Historic site patrons with a keen interest in golf can do so at the nearest course, Isabel Villas Golf. Many days can also be spent at Montesinos Beach, the most close-by beach. Plus, multiple outdoor attractions exist in the vicinity. Guests will encounter a fair number of indoor attractions in this general area. Not far away are two additional interesting sites nearby you may want to check out--Fuerte De Angulo and Santo Domingo North Walls.


Contact Information

Location: Avenida Mella, downtown Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic


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