Wednesday, March 8, 2017

El Fuerte de Nuestra Concepcion del Triufno: Ozamiz City's Spanish Fort

After Dine Philippines, my adventures in Misamis Occidental are far from over. Ozamiz is a city but unlike Manila, it still maintains its provincial life. People still sleep early and their malls close early.  To check out what else can we see in Ozamiz, we were given a tour at an old Spanish fort.
Entrance to the Spanish Fort

Named in Spanish as El Fuerte de Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion del Triufno, the Spanish fortress was built in 1756. Unlike the Fort Santiago in Manila, it is much smaller but it is facing the sea. You can just walk around the walls in a manner of minutes but the view of the beach side is beautiful. In the upper view, there is a lighthouse which is smaller than the familiar one because it just had stairs around it. You also have a view of the neighboring islands.

At the ground area, there is a small museum for you to know more about the origins of Ozamiz and the culture it bears. Another structure in the ground area was used as storage of arsenals during American occupation.

At present, the only ammunition displayed there look like a WWII gun. Outside the fort walls is a park that is good for walk and it faces the beach. I was told that in summer, this area is flocked and people take a dip in the waters.

More on my Misamis Occ. adventures in my next post. Check out my food blog posts about Dine Philippines and more at Walang Hiyaan Ang Takaw food blog.

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