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Fort Nuestra Senora de la Soledad

Umatac Bay, Guam 96915, Mariana Islands
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Ranked #20 of 52 Attractions in Guam
Type: Historic Sites
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Abu Dhabi
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Seattle
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36 attraction reviews
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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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McHenry, Illinois
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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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New Jersey
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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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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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Santa Rita
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

In order to truly exprience Guam, you need to get away from the resorts and jet skis and take a drive around the southern end of the island. At Fort Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, there is an amazing view of Umatac and the ocean, but this place is so much more than that. See and maybe even ride a... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

The fort itself is small but the preserved cannons show you why it was built here. An excellent vantage point over Umatac Bay with great views of the ocean, bay and the town itself.

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Barrigada, Guam
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

A great view of the ocean and Umatac Bay. Go between 11 am and 2 pm on a sunny day for the best color in the ocean.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2010

My friend and I went to the old fort merely for a scenic photograph. What we got was a cultural experience thanks to Big John. This tall, mohawked Chamorro man welcomed us to Umatac with fruit that grows in the village. We drank coconut milk straight from the coconut, ate the flesh, had fresh bananas and starfruit. We thanked him... More

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