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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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Great view of Umatac and Umatac Bay!

Took the kids here on a Sunday. Views are fantastic. Three old Spanish guns sit on the hilltop facing the ocean. There are a few other attractions as well. Off to the side of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2016
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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must see! make a point to get here. The fort is mostly ruins but there is a very cool watchtower to visit, a lot of the fort wall and three very old bronze cannons. The fort strategically overlooks the bay (and that's why it was so important at the time) but the views you get today are... More 

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Guam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Took the kids here on a Sunday. Views are fantastic. Three old Spanish guns sit on the hilltop facing the ocean. There are a few other attractions as well. Off to the side of the fort is a trail through the grass that leads to the edge of a cliff. One issue - the bathroom was locked. Don't know why... More 

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Tumon, Mariana Islands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

If you are driving around the South of the island be sure to stop in here to check out the views. Some old ruins which make a back drop for photos.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I'm a sucker for old forts, and while this one is not large, there is a well-preserved turret and three replica cannons on the battery. The fort has great views over the bay (supposedly the bay that Magellan first sailed into) and the remains of several other fort ruins are visible on the opposite bluffs. This was apparently a major... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

The Umatac elders have said the view will stay as it is for the rest of time. At the center of the bay is an obelisk monument to Ferdinand Magellan’s landing in 1521, bearing the inscription, “Magellan landed here.” Most tourist go past without noticing. Fort Nuestra Senora de la Soledad is commonly referred to as Fort Soledad by the... More 

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Yigo, Mariana Islands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Spectacular views from this former Spanish fort postured high up along Guam's southern coast. Take in a caraboa ride while your here.

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Thank Kurt U
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
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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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Luzon, Philippines
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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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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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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