Visitors will find the historic Taytay Fort, the Fuerza de Santa Isabel, in the town of Taytay in Northern Palawan. It is about 3 hours by van from the capital city of Puerto Princesa and is well worth a quick stop.
Construction of the Fuerza de Santa Isabel began in 1667 under the Augustinian Recollect Fathers and was completed in 1738. It was named in honor of Spain’s Queen Isabela II. The fort’s small chapel and cannons are still intact together with portions of its original coral- stone walls.
The fort, part of a string of Spanish military fortifications, was used to defend against Muslim warrior-raiders. Similar forts can be found in Spanish Cuyo, Dumaran, Linapacan and Culion towns in Palawan.
Fort Santa Isabel (Kuta Santa Isabel), Taytay, Palawan, Philippines.
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