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Touring Fortaleza San Felipe
Fortaleza San Felipe is a historical monument that you won't want to miss during your vacation in the Dominican Republic.
When you visit the country for Puerto Plata DR escorts, there are many places you can visit with these ladies during your
stay, and Fortaleza San Felipe is one of them. This fortress was built by the Spanish in 1577, and it can be found in Puerto
Plata Province. This fortress was designed to protect Puerto Plata from pirates and other enemies who could attack
from the sea. If you're a history buff, be sure to visit this monument while spending time with adult escorts in
Puerto Plata Dominican Republic.

History of Fortaleza San Felipe

Spanish King Felipe II ordered the construction of the fortress in 1564, and by 1577, mayor Don Rengifo de Angulo
finished it. Today, the Dominicans have transformed the fortress into a museum, and it shows the crucial role that the
fotress played in the history of the city, as well as the Dominican Republic itself. Fortaleza San Felipe is an excellent
museum for tourists who are interested in military history, as it contains numerous military artifacts from the 18th
century. It will also be of interest to those who are interested in architectural history as it showcases traditional
Spanish architecture.

Fortaleza San Felipe was opened as a museum to the public in 1983. This fortress was the site of a battle during
the Quasi War, which occurred during 1800. The Battle of Puerto Plata Harbor also occurred near the fortress, where
American, French, and Spanish forces clashed. Throughout the history of the Dominican Republic, the fortress has
served as a prison on multiple occassions. It is the location where Juan Pablo Duarte, one of the fathers of the
Dominican Republic, was imprisoned. Although the fortress was established as a museum in 1965, it took many
decades before it was finally opened to the general public.

The largest renovations of Fortaleza San Felipe took place during the 1970s, and it has the distinction of being
the only artifact in Puerto Plata from the 16th century which still stands today, as every other artifact or
monument has been destroyed by either battles, fires or other events which have occurred over the
centuries. Much of the damage to 16th century structures occurred during the War of Restoration.
It has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Puerto Plata.