Museo de Armas-Fortaleza Ozama
21 Nov 2013 | From Dario of Dominican Republic
Museo de Armas-Fortaleza Ozama, or the Arm Museum Ozama Fortress, was built 1502 in Santo Domingo.This impressive fort is the oldest military structure in the New World. Until the 1970s Fortaleza Ozama served many functions, including as a military post and a prison, until it was opened to the public.
Inside the fort is The Tower of Homage, with two-meter thick walls and dozens of riflemen embrasures. And standing in the middle of the yard is a bronze statue of Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo, a famous historical chronicler who was put in charge of the fort and lived and died there.