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ⓘ Fort San Felipe (Cavite)




Fort San Felipe (Cavite)
                                     

ⓘ Fort San Felipe (Cavite)

Fort San Felipe is a military fortress in Cavite City, in the Province of Cavite, Philippines. It was constructed by Spanish military in 1609 in the first port town of Cavite, the historic core of the present and larger Cavite City, for its protection. Less than half of the original historic structure survives today. The remaining structure is made of granite blocks with 30-foot high walls and features a wide stairway leading to the top of the bastions and remaining walls. Naval memorabilia including antique cannons and cannonballs decorate the lawns of the fortification. Fort San Felipe is located within the 9-hectare Naval Base Cavite of the Philippine Navy and is not open to the public.

Currently the name of the Fort San Felipe, also applies to the area of the present town of Cavite, where the First historic port city of Cavite is also known as Cavite Nuevo then Cavite Puerto Cavite and the Arsenal is now a naval base Cavite. Now in the district of San Roque from the city of Cavite.