Honduras: Fortaleza de San Fernando de Omoa

Built between 1756 and 1775, the massive and stunningly spectacular fortress of Fortaleza de San Fernando de Omoa was meant to guard access to the Spanish colony of Guatemala in the late 18th century against the pirates and corsairs, as well as rival French and British military. The fortress was built out of brick and coral stone and saw action when the British attacked in 1779. The fortress is massive, occupying 4,400 sq m, with a giant inner courtyard, super thick walls and many towers and turrets all around. And it remains is excellent condition – one of the most spectacular Spanish fortresses in the Caribbean, albeit a much lesser known, being in the middle of nowhere in much less visited or travelled Honduras.