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Fort Santo Domingo 淡水紅毛城

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Saturday:09:30 - 18:00




Fort San Domingo is a fort that has seen ownership from a string of foreign occupiers, from the Spanish, the Dutch, the Japanese, the British and the Australian to the Americans. It is one of the rarest historical sites in Taiwan that has a great mix of foreign culture influences. The entrance on the left, or the “South Gate”, is the only Chinese architectural element, originating from the Qing Dynasty. It is now the main entrance of Fort San Domingo. On the Northeast and Southwest corners, old cannons are on display, and on the central platform, you can see the Guanyin Mountain and riverbank scenery of the Tamsui River. The majestic red-brick fort accentuated by lush green grass is a great place for a cultural holiday trip.


Northern Taiwan
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
Phone Number
No. 1 Lane 28 Zhongjheng Road, Tamsui Dist., New Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

Opening Hours

Sunday 09:30 - 18:00
Monday 09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:30 - 17:00
Thursday 09:30 - 17:00
Friday 09:30 - 17:00
Saturday 09:30 - 18:00

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets



TripAdvisor Reviews

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  1. 1 Terrible
  2. 5 Poor
  3. 73 Average
  4. 157 Very good
  5. 78 Excellent

Traveler type

  1. 68 Families
  2. 54 Couples
  3. 73 Solo
  4. 9 Business
  5. 68 Friends
  • boocat149


    Cost of Admission/Golf cart to top


    Others reviews have covered all there is to say about the site but I considered that folks like me might like to know the cost of admission. In November 2019 I paid 80 NT$ There is assistance to get to the fort for those who are elderly or have difficulty with mobility. I expect you can ask for a ride in those circumstances. We just happened to come out after paying the entrance fee when the fellow pulled up with the cart and offered us a ride. My 20 something companion was delighted because I am older than dirt so he offered me the ride. Not sure if the option is open to you if you are fit. Actually - the walk is quite nice - we did it down.
  • ECWorld

    Hong Kong, China

    Good for a few photos


    This attraction includes a historic fort and a Victorian style mansion which used to be the residence of the British Consul. Pretty photogenic particularly on a fine day though.
  • Tour45782379143

    A good place for people with interest in history!


    People with interest in the British history would like it. Personally speaking I found nothing great about it. More than the fort I liked the view of the beach from the fort. :)
  • Gene R J

    Silver Spring, Maryland

    Hillside fort with nicely preserved Victorian residence.


    After returning to the Shillin Station from visiting the Palace Museum, we took the MRT to its northern terminus. In front of the large brick Tamsui Station, we boarded the #26 bus for 2 km northwest to the Fort San Domingo stop. First we strolled the waterfront to the Tamsui Museum Custom's Wharf with displays on the 19th C port. The British Consulate boat shelter ruins were just across the fort entrance where, after paying US$ 2.25 each, we took the incline. Most interesting was the preserved Victorian residence complete with period furnishings. We also had free access to the Aletheia University next door with its beautiful concert hall and the 1882 Oxford University building now housing its archives. Now take the bus #26 to the Tamsui District's tight covered market streets..
  • yehwanyun

    Taipei, Taiwan

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    The neighborhood with good maintenance


    If you can spend one day in Tamsui district and are a historical spot lover, don’t forget to visit this place. It is not very big so it’s very easy to walk the whole area, and there are many introductions to provide you the history, culture background of this, very helpful information to help you understand everything around you. Recommend take 60mins for this spot.

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