Fortaleza de San Fernando de Omoa
Fortaleza de San Fernando de Omoa information
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.