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Fort Nuestra Senora de la Soledad

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Address: Umatac Bay, Guam 96915, Mariana Islands

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Amazing Views!

I am a sucker for history and Guam is packed with it. The fort is mostly ruins but there is enough present to give an idea of how it looked back when it was built. The view, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

I am a sucker for history and Guam is packed with it. The fort is mostly ruins but there is enough present to give an idea of how it looked back when it was built. The view, the reason for the fort being here, is breathtaking! You can perfectly see Umatac Bay where Magellan landed (though historians differ in opinion... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

After a few rather disappointing 'attractions' along the cost road around Guam, we almost did not stop to see this fort - I'm glad we did . This is a great old fort, in ruins, but still impressive with a number of old cannons and walls. It has great views of the coast as well as Umatac Bay. You will... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We came here on a sunny day and the view was so beautiful I could not describe to you how surreal everything felt and looked. I felt like I was looking at a fake sky made out of pure pastel blues. This is a great place to take pictures and it's worth the drive to come here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Worth the long drive...Magnificent view..A must visit when you are in Guam. One of the best tourist historical spot in the Island.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Guam for the tourist is very much a beach resort, with high end shopping at the malls. However if you take some time and get some wheels you can explore the more remote parts of the island. Of significance is Fort Soledad overlooking the bay of Umatac Bay. It was here that the famous explorer and navigator Ferdinand Magellan landed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

it was probably one of the better attractions we saw. Read about the Spanish history of this place first to understand the importance of this Fort. It was a hot day and the breeze up there was wonderful as we enjoyed the view of Umatac Bay. Magellan landed there in 1521. Impressive, if you ask me.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We were here off of a cruise ship. All I can say is save your money. There is really nothing to see in Guam, at least the parts we saw. We should have stayed on the ship instead. I had heard from a serviceman that was stationed there to forget tours but I thought he was biased because he was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

Every time my group of friends and I hang out and decide to do something different like a hike or stroll down South, they never fail to be surprised that I had never been passed Asan Park. The farthest I’ve been down South from Yona would be Jeff’s Pirate Cove and that was for an assignment. I grew up in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

The Fort taught me a few lessons in history. How the Spaniards protected Guam during those times and how important it was to introduce the most helpful animal to the local farmers - the carabao. The Ruins, the Cannons and the Watch Tower were living symbols of an organized island defense system. The Fort is overlooking the serene Umatac Bay... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Fort Soledad is located on a cliff above Umatac Bay, it's a beautiful location with great photo opportunities. The fort still has a few standing structures, guns and what's left of the building. You can get a great view of Umatac Bay and the shoreline/coast. We also saw water buffalo/carabao grazing on the grasses near the fort. A nice stop... More 

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Address: Umatac Bay, Guam 96915, Mariana Islands
Location: South Pacific  >  Mariana Islands  >  Guam

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