Friday, April 26, 2013

Top 5 Spanish Forts in the Philippines for Tourists

Spanish forts in the Philippines were created for warfare and military bases. From ancient times to modern times, forts have been a necessity for many cities. 

Here are some of the top Spanish forts in the Philippines that I have visited.

1. Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila (famous for its role in history)


2. Fort Pilar, Zamboanga City

The Royal Fort of Our Virgin Lady of the Pillar of Zaragoza (commonly known as Fort Pilar) is a 17th century military defense fortress in Zamboanga City.

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3. Fort San Pedro, Cebu

Fuerza de San Pedro is a military defense structure built by Spanish and Cebuano laborers .

4. Fort Santiago, Ozamis City 


The Cotta Fort was built by Father Jose Ducos in 1756 to serve as a 
Spanish outpost in the land. 

5. Fort San Antonio Abad, Malate, Manila

Fort San Antonio Abad is a fort in Malate built during the Spanish Colonial period.

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