Dominican Republic Noth Coast

The first European settlement founded on the American continent was on La Isabella in 1493 using the architecture style of the XV century. The town was destroyed by the Taino Indians a few years after.
The town of Puerto Plata is situated approximately 45 miles east of La Isabella and was designed by Christopher and Bartolome Columbus in 1502 and the name was inspired by the silver color of its coast at sunset.
The city is cradle between the natural harbor and Mt Isabel de Torres which provide a dramatic backdrop.
Puerto Plata is the largest city in the north coast of the Dominican Republic and it’s charm is the Victorian architecture. The ginger bread fretwork and pastel colors of it houses and public buildings convey the romantic awe of earlier time.
The Fortaleza of San Felipe protected the city of pirate attacks and was later used as a political prison.
Puerto Plata was destroyed in 1605 by order of the Spanish king Fernando III to hinder the advance of English piracy and further erased in 1863 during the word of Restoration.


About Paco

I am living my dream of sailing around the world, and to visit and meet as many places and people time will allow me.
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