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Fortin de la Galera

Fortin de la Galera

Fortin de la Galera

Fortin de la Galera (Lonja Pesquera, Juan Griego 6309, Nueva Esparta) – this is another Spanish colonial fortress found on Margarita Island. What makes this one unique is its history: it was a fortress occupied by Venezuelan independence forces allied to Venezuelan liberator Simón Bolívar, and was used to fight Spanish naval ships attempting to reoccupy the island in 1817 (hence the name of the battle fought there: “Battalla de Juan Griego”). Nowadays, visitors can enjoy the panoramic view of Juan Griego and proximate areas from there.