My kids made it to the fort in Santo Domingo before I did--two of them anyways! I had just had a baby so did not go on the trip.
Fort Ozama built in 1505 to protect from pirates and conquerors
There are lots of these protected watching/shooting spots.
Strategically situated where the Ozama River meets the Carribean Sea
I had seen pictures and had driven by on the other side on the river but had never toured it myself. Finally, I took my own pictures!
The cannons seen from the tower
The group in the top of the tower
I left the kids at home and joined our group of summer interns to experience the historical sites in the capital. They have been helping out with our summer program and Rachel, on the far left, has been staying with us. I can only hope that my kids will be as nice and as helpful as she is when they are teenagers!
For more history on the tower go to www.colonialzone-dr.com. Or come and visit. I'd be happy to take the tour again!
Have a great day!
P.S. If you missed the beginning of the tour, we saw Columbus Park and the Primate Cathedral of the Americas as well as a pro-life monument. More still to come!