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San Fernando Fortress

Tourist attraction Museum

One of the Best Places To Visits in Omoa


Address

QXH5+8XW, Omoa, Cortés, Honduras

Website

www.ihah.hn

Contact

+504 2658-9167

Rating on Google Maps

4.70 (2K reviews)

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Working Hours

  • Tuesday: 8 am to 4 pm
  • Wednesday: 8 am to 4 pm
  • Thursday: (Maundy Thursday), 8 am to 4 pm, Hours might differ
  • Friday: (Good Friday), 8 am to 4 pm, Hours might differ
  • Saturday: (Holy Saturday), 8 am to 4 pm, Hours might differ
  • Sunday: 8 am to 4 pm
  • Monday: 8 am to 4 pm

Featured Reviews


Frequently mentioned in reviews: history (30) lugar (16) historia (15) Honduras (12) visit (12) fort (11) guide (10) nice (10) Beautiful (10) experience (8)
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  • 5/5 Iveth A. 2 years ago on Google
    This place is so full of history, culture. Entrance is 40L about $2.00. It includes access to the museum and the fortress. However there are some local guides that offer tours and provide detailed information about all the place and guide you through the entire site for 40L. The installations are well kept. Have been renovated in some parts to preserve the whole scheme. The entire place is clean and neat. Had a really nice experience learning about the history of it.
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Osman C. 2 years ago on Google • 174 reviews
    It is definitely worth hiring a tour guide. There is a lot of history behind the fort that it makes you want to learn more about the history of the fort. The tour is about 1 hour long. I would say record what the guide says, if you can, so you can go back and listen to it again once he is done with the history. You can stay there as long as you want so you can then enjoy the place.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Piotr C. 1 year ago on Google • 121 reviews
    Excellent place with great history. The most exciting is walking around the Fortaleza walls. What I do not agree is that America was „discovered” because it existed before! For that reason the descriptions in museum are deeply colonialistic.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Vanessa A. 4 years ago on Google • 33 reviews
    Make sure you lay on the sunblock thick! Beautiful green grass and trees are a wonderful contrast to the brick, stone, and coral construction. Aside from the cannons and cannonballs in the fort, there is a tiny museum where you can learn about the fort and see certain items up close (swords, anchors, cannon, etc). Great place for photos, with bright blue skies, bright green grass to contrast against your subjects of choice.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 melvin v. 3 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Excellent place brought back many memories of my childhood (Original) Exelente lugar me trajo muchos recuerdos de mi niñez
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Edgar D. 2 years ago on Google
    Great place to explore with the family. Love the museum a lot of history about Honduras.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Eduardo C. 2 years ago on Google
    Historic place to visit in Omoa. A must visit in the area.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Flor Medina T. 3 years ago on Google
    This place looks amazing 👏 😍 I'm really glad that i went there. Beautiful pictures i took ❤ Lugar muy hermoso me enamorè de omoa Honduras 🇭🇳 ♥
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 James W. 1 year ago on Google • 179 reviews
    Maybe my favorite thing I've done in Honduras. If you like history or museums, this is a must see. There was even someone on staff offering tours.

  • 5/5 Karina I. 3 years ago on Google
    Beautiful place, awesome scenery.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Mariela G. 3 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) A beautiful place and an important part of our history (Original) Un lugar hermoso y parte importante de nuestra historia
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 3/5 Bradley W. 4 years ago on Google
    Intresting enough to pay a visit. The muesum area was not so good, it was minimal, only limited text was translated from Spanish to English(Spanish is the native tongue so I can not mark down the place for that). A few intresting artifacts, but not too many, and alot were kept in a large room with a glass wall you were able to peer into and no name tags available. Personally couldn't find any information regarding the battle of San Fernando but thst may have been in Spanish! The fort itself is in very good condition considering its age. Not too much actually going on inside the fort and the spaces within ans could be better used/propped for educational purposes. The gardens are kept in pristine condition. Quite a few people selling "souveniers", or tat if I was to use a better word nearby. Mainly generic Honduras items rather than the fort itself. $4 entry because I wasnt a local. 40HNL otherwise which I would say is worth it. $4 however, maybe not. Something to do to kill 1/1.5 hours, no regrets.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Odacyr T. 4 years ago on Google
    This place has a lot to do with the story of Honduras, it's an amazing experience and if have a chance to go, don't even think about it, just go and pay for the guy, so he can tell you a more detail information.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Jessica Izaguirre R. 4 years ago on Google
    It was a good experience, in the main door you can get a tourist guide who explain perfect about history, architecture and also tell you about where you should take pictures to pic the best results. 😎
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Isaak m. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Spectacular, a must see. It is very striking that a fortress for the defense of the coast is now 3km from the sea due to the displacement of the Atlantic (Original) Espectacular, de visita obligada. Llama mucho la atención q una fortaleza para la defensa de la costa se encuentra ahora a 3km del mar por el desplazamiento del Atlántico
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Isidro Francisco Ramirez M. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Fantastic (Original) Fantástico
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 3/5 Chaitanya M. 3 months ago on Google • 78 reviews New
    Not a Big one..nothing much to see..but Beautiful and well Maintained..A very Peaceful place during Weekdays..The Museum beside it had very small details of History..For Only one time Visit

  • 5/5 Shane W. 1 year ago on Google • 71 reviews
    Neat fortress to visit. Small museum with some interesting history. Easy to walk through. Good price.

  • 5/5 Jeremy H. 9 months ago on Google • 31 reviews
    Beautiful place with lots of rich history! It’s worth it to pay for a guide (L300) for a 45 or so minute tour to tell you all about it.

  • 5/5 David D. 4 years ago on Google
    🌟

  • 5/5 FRANKLIN A. 3 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) a show (Original) un espectaculo

  • 5/5 Benny W. 3 years ago on Google
    Beautiful fort

  • 5/5 Jesús I. 3 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Full excellent my land (Original) Full excelente mi tierra

  • 5/5 Yessenia T. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Beautiful place to visit and hear its history (Original) Hermoso lugar para visitar y escuchar su historia

  • 5/5 Victor Lara V. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Very good culture and history (Original) Cultura e Historia muy buena

  • 5/5 Junior A. 3 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Very good archeology (Original) Muy buena arqueologia

  • 5/5 Oscar Alexis Mejía C. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) This is the best that is art and culture which we must take care of and keep in good condition. (Original) Esto es lo mejor eso es arte y cultura la cual debemos de cuidar y conservar en buen estado

  • 5/5 Iris L. 3 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) An excellent place, educational and cultural! (Original) Un excelente lugar, educativo y cultural!

  • 5/5 Edsson Javier Velasquez A. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Cheap insurance comfortable security and very beautiful (Original) Seguro barato cómodo seguridad y muy bello

  • 5/5 Acxel M. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) A historical and colonial place in the country, it has a tour guide which creates a better experience making the whole tour of the fortress. (Original) Un lugar histórico y colonial del país, cuenta con guía turístico el cual crea una mejor experiencia haciendo todo el recorrido por la fortaleza.

  • 5/5 Marvin A. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Although it may not seem like it was facing the sea. A mandatory stop if one is in the department of Cortés. Good photos, in addition to the fortress there is a museum (Original) Aunque no parezca estuvo frente al mar. Una parada obligatoria si uno anda en el departamento de Cortés. Buenas fotos, además de la fortaleza hay un museo

  • 4/5 Roberto Aarón M. 3 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Tourist place and full of history (Original) Lugar turístico y lleno de historia

  • 5/5 Yessenia H. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Nice place to visit my family and I will return with pleasure there its history is very interesting (Original) Bonito lugar para visitar mi familia y yo volveremos con gusto ahí su historia es muy interesante

  • 5/5 Eduardo Alexander Núñez I. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Excellent place (Original) Excelente lugar

  • 5/5 José M. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Excellent (Original) Excelente

  • 4/5 Javier C. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Nice, with history, but small (Original) Bonito , con historia , pero pequeño

  • 5/5 Alegria V. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Excellent and beautiful tourist site ... (Original) Excelente y bello sitio turístico...

  • 5/5 Norma C. 2 years ago on Google
    Excellent place to be visited while In Honduras.

  • 5/5 Wilbert W. 1 year ago on Google
    I think it's a great place and people's very nice the trip was well worth it

  • 5/5 Brooke T. 1 year ago on Google
    Great tourist place. Interesting history and a cool structure to explore. There are pretty trees and foliage and shade can be found throughout the property. Definitely worth a stop if you are in the area. Grab a coconut to enjoy after the walk around the fort to top off a nice experience

  • 3/5 cristobal Lillo G. 1 year ago on Google
    That's a nice place to visit but I would expect more than the building, there almost nothing there, just a tiny museum

  • 5/5 Richard G. 1 year ago on Google
    Very interesting. Well maintained.

  • 5/5 JC O. 1 year ago on Google
    Built between 1756 and 1775, by Spain it was seized by the Honduran government in 1821. The fortress remains relatively intact, able to walk and see almost 99% of the property. It was 40 lempiras(~$1.62) for nationals and $4 for others. Neat history as it was a used fort that survived battles. Bathrooms were nice.

  • 4/5 Jeimmy E. 1 year ago on Google
    Good place to take photos and walk, there is not much to do. Ticket for non-national visitor is $4. You can pay using lempiras or US dollar.

  • 5/5 Staar E. 9 months ago on Google
    Amazing experience! Great tour guide.

  • 5/5 C'Larissa N. 3 months ago on Google • 6 reviews New
    San Fernando's Fortress in Omoa is a captivating historical treasure, preserving a significant chapter of Honduras' colonial past. Our experience was truly exceptional thanks to an outstanding tour guide who expertly delved into the fortress's history, leaving an indelible mark on our group's memory.

  • 5/5 Luis R. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Beautiful (Original) Hermoso

  • 5/5 Matthew G. 4 years ago on Google
    This was a great place to visit! Honduras is an excellent place to visit!

  • 5/5 Dareyes 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Excellent to spend family time and enjoy its historical structures (Original) Excelente para pasar un tiempo en familia y poder disfrutar de sus estructuras históricas

  • 5/5 Imer Jose Padilla E. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Nice place (Original) Bonito lugar

  • 5/5 Henry Amado Discua G. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) The place is very nice (Original) Muy bonito el lugar

  • 4/5 Lester P. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) There is much history in our strength! Take your time to read well to better understand. super nice place indeed. Council use sunscreen. (Original) Hay mucha historia en nuestra fortaleza! Tomate tu tiempo en leer bien para comprender mejor. Lugar super bonito sin duda. Consejo usa protector solar.

  • 5/5 Alex C. 4 years ago on Google
    Bellisimo

  • 4/5 Leonardo G. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) historical monument with lots to see and read, ideal for those interested in history. (Original) Monumento historico con mucho que ver y leer, ideal para aquellos interesados en la historia.

  • 5/5 Antonio 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Interesting story of Omoa. (Original) Interesante historia de Omoa.

  • 5/5 Yaima M. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) By the history (Original) Por la historia

  • 5/5 Billy Josue G. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Learn about the history of Honduras, visiting the Fortress of San Fernando de Omoa. (Original) Conoce la historia de Honduras, visitando la Fortaleza de San Fernando de Omoa.

  • 5/5 Jose P. 5 years ago on Google
    Awesome place

  • 1/5 Alisson De La C. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) A place with history but with corrupt and exploited police and soldiers always want to take money from people, make the foreigner feel less insecure about them (Original) Un lugar con historia pero con policías y soldados corruptos y aprovechados siempre quieren sacar dinero a la gente, hacen que el extranjero se sienta menos inseguro de ellos

  • 5/5 Exse E. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) History (Original) Historia

  • 5/5 Denia U. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) I detail a pirate boy who is attending to tourists greets you on behalf of the Spanish government. (Original) Detallazo un niño pirata que está atendiendo a los turistas te saluda en nombre del gobierno español.

  • 3/5 Carlos R. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Good food, roast is a success (Original) Buena comida, el asado es un exito

  • 5/5 Alejandro B. 5 years ago on Google
    It's a very cultural place that you must visit to embrace Honduran culture and history. Even though I suggest that they should invest a little bit more of monetarism resources to the exhibition.

  • 5/5 Charadeboy M. 4 years ago on Google
    Great history behind it.

  • 5/5 Jose Manuel Galvez R. 4 years ago on Google
    Historic and beautiful place.

  • 5/5 Olivia P. 4 years ago on Google
    I visited this place on a Tuesday with my boyfriend and my mom. We had a tour guide who made this trip 10X better. He was super knowledgeable and speaks English so my boyfriend could understand. His name is Isain Caballero. GRACIAS ISAIN!!

  • 5/5 Fernando B. 5 years ago on Google
    Wonderful place to visit with family and spend a lovely time.

  • 5/5 Diana Carolina Lopez O. 3 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) A very beautiful place, with history and mandatory to know if you go to OMOA (Original) Un lugar muy bonito, con historia y obligatorio para conocer si van a OMOA

  • 5/5 Carlos L. 3 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Nice memories are in that fortress ...... (Original) Bonito recuerdos se encuentran en esa fortaleza......

  • 5/5 Mr. NAP fishing g. 4 years ago on Google
    Very good explanation of every detail of the fort

  • 4/5 Cerna M. 3 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) A Fortress that does not spend time on it, a building built by the Spanish Colony. (Original) Una Fortaleza que no pasa el tiempo sobre ella, una edificación construida por la Colonia española.

  • 5/5 yovanna s. 3 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Very well preserved (Original) Muy bien preservado

  • 5/5 Iris C. 3 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Open air, very neat and beautiful history (Original) Aire libre, muy aseado y bella historia

  • 5/5 SANTOS DE JESUS ARDON A. 3 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Nice place (Original) Lindo lugar

  • 5/5 Alexis Jowany Reyes D. 3 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) A place with a lot of history (Original) Un lugar con mucha historia

  • 5/5 Carlos Roberto Paz , J. 3 years ago on Google
    The staff are very friendly and professional. The area is clean and family friendly. Great place for a field trip or tourist to come and get a first look on how ancient past still roams the forts walls. I encourage anyone to come visit this beautiful place in Honduras, Omoa. Maybe you can find my mark. Good luck.

  • 5/5 Luis E. 3 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Excellent ...... very nice to go with the family .... (Original) Excelente...... muy bonito para ir con la familia....

  • 4/5 VICTOR H. 3 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) An excellent experience, very nice the whole story (Original) Una excelente experiencia muy Bonita toda la historia

  • 5/5 Rolando P. 3 years ago on Google
    Historic place of LATAM

  • 5/5 Stavros A. 3 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) I liked it a lot and the guide Julio treated me very well (Original) Me gusto mucho y el guia Julio me atendió muy bien

  • 5/5 Celia G. 3 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Nice historical place (Original) Lindo lugar historico

  • 5/5 Rolando R. 3 years ago on Google
    Wonderful place for the family, show our children the story

  • 5/5 Ger C L. 3 years ago on Google
    Bonito lugar, la mejor fortaleza en Honduras, esta muy bonita el área de jardines, y todo el lugar es increíble, vale la pena visitar este sitio. En estos días de pandemia, el museo está cerrado.

  • 5/5 Jh H. 4 years ago on Google
    Awesome, inolvidable

  • 5/5 Roman T. 4 years ago on Google
    Beautiful, very very nice

  • 5/5 José N. 4 years ago on Google
    A good place to observe the past. Pirates enviromente? Recommended

  • 5/5 Jose 5 years ago on Google
    Beautiful place

  • 5/5 iCatracho T. 4 years ago on Google
    An ancient marvel in Honduras


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Amenities


  • Accessibility
    • ✓️ Wheelchair-accessible car park
    • ✓️ Wheelchair-accessible entrance

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