Taipei Travel

Fort Santo Domingo 淡水紅毛城

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Tuesday: 09:30 – 17:00




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



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  5. 75 Excellent

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  1. 68 Families
  2. 52 Couples
  3. 72 Solo
  4. 9 Business
  5. 66 Friends
  • 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

    Taipéi, Taiwán

    Traveler type:

    En pareja

    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.
  • spiv005

    Manila, Filipinas

    Traveler type:

    Con amigos

    Interesting history


    We learnt a lot about the colonial history of Taiwan through visiting the fort, which I found interesting because I always find it good to know about the place I’m visiting. The entrance is opposite the bay then you have to walk up fifty or so steps to get to the fort which is a red painted building. Why is it red ? Visit and read the history. Some nice views of the bay and then later we took a ferry to the fishing village and had a nice view of the fort from the ferry Worth a visit if you’re interested in historical buildings.
  • AlvinNJQ

    Singapur, Singapur

    Traveler type:

    En pareja

    Easy to locate


    If you are a person who love historical building and history than is recommended. Location at Tamsui station, would recommend you to walk as is roughly about 15 minutes to reach destination. Along the way there are shop houses the whole stretch of road. Once there you need pay $80 for entrance.
  • bcheong

    Taipei, Taiwan

    Traveler type:




    Went back in time. Didn’t know much about taiwan history this far back. This spanish fort was built in 1628!

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