Fortín La Galera, Juan Griego

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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. Plan to visit Fortín La Galera during your Margarita Island vacation using our convenient Margarita Island trip itinerary builder .
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  • A few years ago we visited with my husband Margarita Island and knowing this place was one of the recommendations they made to us. We were staying in the central part, we rented a car to get there. It's about 50 kilometers. It is located on the shores of a bay, to the northeast. There is a nice beach, but the water was very cold, even though the temperature was overwhelming. The Fortín de la Galera is located on a small hill and its construction is from 1811, we see several canyons and a stunning view of the landscape of the area. We stayed to enjoy a magical sunset. It was unbelievable.
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  • A small walled fortification, with a spectacular view of the city. They take spectacular photos, and data roaming runs well and you can stream esoectscukar
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  • Great view of the village Juangriego. Bathroom facility, souvenir shop and national guards situated for protection with easy access and parking.
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