Spanish Colonial Fortifications of the Philippines

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Punta Cruz watchtower
Dauis watchtower

The Spanish Colonial Fortifications of the Philippines are strongholds constructed by the Spaniards in the Philippines for protection against local and foreign aggressors during the Spanish Colonial Period.

World Heritage Tentative List[edit]

On May 16, 2006, a collection of five well-preserved examples of Spanish Colonial architecture was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List in the Cultural category.[1]

The collection titled "Spanish Colonial Fortifications of the Philippines" include the following buildings located throughout the country:

  1. Fuerza de Capul, Northern Samar
  2. Dauis Watchtower, Dauis, Bohol
  3. Punta Cruz Watchtower, Maribojoc, Bohol
  4. Fuerza de San Andres, Romblon
  5. Fuerza de Sta. Isabel, Taytay, Palawan

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Spanish Colonial Fortifications of the Philippines - UNESCO World Heritage Centre

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