Tour Guide: We’re now standing in front of Tamsui’s oldest historical site, Fort Antonio.
Man: Excuse me, Lisa, but my guidebook says it’s called Fort San Domingo.
Tour Guide: That’s a common mistake. Fort San Domingo was the name of a fort built on this site in 1628 by the Spanish, but it was later destroyed when the Dutch expelled them.
Man: I see. But if it was destroyed, what are these buildings, then?
Tour Guide: That’s a good question. In 1643, the Dutch started to build a fort of their own here called Fort Antonio, which they controlled until they were ousted by the Chinese.
Man: That red brick building over there doesn’t look like it was built in the 1600s.
Tour Guide: You’re right. In 1867, the British took over the fort and used it as a trade consulate. That red brick building was built as the consular residence.
Man: Can we go inside?
Tour Guide: Yes, the old British consular residence is now a museum. Let’s go inside and take a look, shall we?