By muog

From 1565 to 1898, fortifications large and small, varied in design and purpose were built to protect the Spanish colony, the Philippines. Fortifications, known as fuerza or fuerte were bastioned fortifications. Those known as baluarte, torre, bantayan or tanawan were watchtowers that surveyed the land and the surrounding seas. These towers, too numerous to count, served as a warning system to signal the approach of hostile vessels. Together the bastioned fort and watchtower contributed to the sense of safety of the local inhabitants. Guardians of peace and stability the fortifications built the safe space where communities could strive forward. This blog is a catalogue of the colonial fortifications known to have existed or still exists in the Philippines. 

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1 Response to “Muog: Spanish Colonial Fortifications in the Philippines”


  1. 1 Dante Ferry
    June 10, 2008 at 2:10 am

    It would be nice to have a small folder of pictures of the fortifications who mentioned.


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