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Fortín La Galera, Margarita Island

4.5
#3 of 71 in Historic Sites in Venezuela
Castle · Tourist Spot
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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... 
    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... 
    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 »
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  • Very nice historical landmark, very well kept and the tour guides are highly informative and friendly. I was very surly to hear the story behind the fort and the varied activities organized in the fort for public and tourists. Greta view of the sea and a beautiful place to view the sunset.
  • This isn't the original castle. Original is marked with a statue and it is a bit to the side. The view from the castle is nice as it was once a vantage point for whole area.

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