|2006||Tentative list||Submitted as tentative site by State Party|Kyle Magnuson (United States of America):
Following along the Baroque Churches path of inscription, these Spanish fortifications are important legacies of the Philippines colonial past. Nevertheless, there are numerous better examples of Spanish fortifications throughout Spain's old empire. I enjoyed my visit to Fuerza De Santa Isabel in Taytay, Palawan. The site is beautifully located on the coast. The fortress dates from 1667, and was used primarily to repel pirates. This is a serial nomination of 4-5 fortresses spread around the Philippines. Perhaps 15 years ago this nomination would have been inscribed, but now there are numerous Spanish colonial WHS.
Date posted: June 2011
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