"Torre del Homenaje" Fortaleza Ozama - Ozama Fortress Tip by mikey_e
Fortaleza Ozama - Ozama Fortress, Santo Domingo: 8 reviews and 27 photos
The Torre del Homenaje is the most central and most fortified part of the Fortaleza Ozama and was used up until 1965, primarily as a prison (ostensibly for political prisoners as well). One of the features of the Torre is that, if you go to the bottom, you can see the hole through which prisoners were dropped back into their cell. The best part, however, is the top of the Tower, from which you get great views out over the entire Rio Ozama. There is no structure built for climbing to the top so this isn't quite meant for the faint of heart. Rather, you have to climb the worn stairs hewn into the side of the fortress and then pop up onto the top of the Torre. Still, if you can physically manage the climb it is a spectacular view.
Address: Fortaleza Ozama
Directions: Inside the Fortress near the riverbank
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