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Pamilacan Fort

Photo: Travelog Philippines

In Pamilacan is found a small triangular fort made of rubble with cut coral blocks lining its portal and windows.

Round buttresses support the three corners of the structure. Embedded trusses and a triangular pillar in the centre indicate that the fort may have had a second floor of wood. There is probably a balcony that ran around the second floor linking the buttresses which also served as lookouts.

Photo: Bohol Wonders

While no dates have been established for the fort, it may have been built in the 19th century. An indication is a large hardwood cross, now housed in a modern chapel nearby, with an 1800s date carved on it. This cross stood near the fort. The fort formed a network with the towers or forts at Loay, Baclayon, Tagbilaran and Panglao.

Text: Panubli-on

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