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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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Splendid view and relaxing

The fort is situated in a breezy, hilltop overlooking the ocean, the bay, and the town. When I visited, it was so breezy that it was so tempting to pullout a mat (if I had one... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Joy M
Guam, Mariana Islands
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Guam, Mariana Islands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fort is situated in a breezy, hilltop overlooking the ocean, the bay, and the town. When I visited, it was so breezy that it was so tempting to pullout a mat (if I had one) and take a nap... Or just contemplate and stare into blankness and clear your mind. There weren't much people so you don't have to... More 

Thank Joy M
Ramona, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fort is still old but the gazebo and rest area look like they were recently renovated. Amazing view of Umatac bay and beach area (does the ocean ever make waves out here? it's always calm!) and the people are nice!

Thank navyxman
Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

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 

Thank HSVDane
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 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 

Thank BobowillTravel
Tumon, Mariana Islands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 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.

Thank MatthewSurawski
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 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 

Thank TimCurry
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 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 

Thank Mike P
Yigo, Mariana Islands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

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

Thank Kurt U
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 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 

Thank Blueraider79
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 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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