Fortín La Galera, Margarita Island

#3 of 70 in Historic Sites in Venezuela
Castle · Tourist Spot
Mix a historical experience with views of natural scenery when you visit Fortín La Galera. The fort was once used by rebels to fight Spanish forces in the early 19th century--rebels fought valiantly until an error caused an explosion which killed most of them. Due to the fort’s strategical placement, it commands a remarkably open view of the surrounding land and waterways. Take time to appreciate the structure of the fort before heading to the outer walls to take in the view. Plan to visit Fortín La Galera during your Margarita Island vacation using our convenient Margarita Island trip itinerary builder.
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  • Wow. Simply wow! Serene, historic and an amazing view! The entire site is just historic. From the cobble stones, to the canons to the restored building you actually feel the history. Signs are also...  more »
  • Might be an interesting spot for history buffs, but I was more interested in the vista. Beautiful views from a high vantage point! Excellent place for panoramas. We stopped here as part of an...  more »
  • I had to do a presentation about this thanks for ruining my day -Love:Jesus Christ
  • Nice Historical site with amazing view be prepared bathroom infrastructure not available and have to climb step stairs.

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