Trip Planner: South America / Venezuela / Insular Region / Coastal Islands / Margarita Island / Juan Griego / Fortín La Galera
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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Fortín La Galera Reviews
Wow. Simply wow! Serene, historic and an amazing view! The entire site is just historic. From the cobble stones, to the canons to the restored building you actually feel the history. Signs are also... more »
Might be an interesting spot for history buffs, but I was more interested in the vista. Beautiful views from a high vantage point! Excellent place for panoramas. We stopped here as part of an... more »
Nice Historical site with amazing view be prepared bathroom infrastructure not available and have to climb step stairs.
A popular tourist location with fantastic views of the Juan Griego bay. Dozens of people come every evening to view the beautiful sunsets.
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