Fortaleza de San Fernando de Omoa

sights / Military

Fortaleza de San Fernando de Omoa information

Location
Omoa , Honduras
Telephone
+504 2658 9167
Prices
L88
Opening hours
8am-4pm Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm Sat & Sun
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Omoa’s claim to historical fame is this colossal Spanish fortress. Built in brick and coral between 1759 and 1777 under orders from King Fernando VII of Spain, the fortress was intended to protect the coast from rampant Caribbean piracy, though in 1779 it was captured by the British. Despite that, it's in excellent condition today and the fine visitors center and museum provide a satisfying historical background.