The Ozama Fortress changed into built in 1502 by the Spanish at the doorway to Santo Domingo's Ciudad Colonial, Dominican Republic, and overlooking the Ozama River. Named after this river, the castle, also referred to as "La Fortaleza" or The Fortress, is the oldest formal army construction of European starting place inside the Americas. It became d by means of UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, collectively with the opposite historic monuments of the Ciudad Colonial. An extraordinary architectural structure of medieval style and layout, the Tower of Homage Spanish: Torre del Homenaje stands within the middle of the grounds. The castle changed into designed to guard the entrance to the port of Santo Domingo and defend the city from seaborne enemies.
Construction began in 1502. Coral stones extracted from the ocean were used for creation. Black and Taino slaves worked for the development of the castle. Nicolás de Ovando, founder of Santo Domingo, in my view selected the lot of the development. The citadel become considered the Axis of the Conquest by the Spaniards once they had explored the complete island.