Fortín La Galera, Juan Griego

4.5
#2 of 53 in Historic Sites in Venezuela
Monument Historic Site
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. Using our international travel planner, Margarita Island attractions like Fortín La Galera can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Beautiful view of the remains of the Fort. The place has good maintenance, has sites for refreshments. Ideal for photo. In the surroundings there are children and young people who tell the story of the site, very picturesque.
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  • Going to Margarita without going to the Fort of the galley is having incomplete travel. A unique view of the Bay of Juan Griego, the Fort this well-preserved, the visit is short so that can be done before or after a day at the beach in the area.
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  • A perfect spot to enjoy a magical sunset and its colors, take excelenes photos and pleasant breeze!
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  • Excellent view of Juan Griego from the top. Very fresh and strong air currents are received. View towards the beach La Galera and the Laguna de los Mártires. They could have a little more of the story to take advantage of the visit. Considerable care site.
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  • From here you can see the Bay of Juan Griego and one of the most beautiful sunsets of Margarita. The Fort history told by the children of the place is very entertaining
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  • Very nice location. Have a wonderful view. A natural beauty.
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  • Beautiful moderately interesting views
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