About Fort Kastela

Fortifications, Historic, Interesting Places, Other Fortifications

Fort Kastela, Benteng Kastela in Indonesian language, is a ruined fortress located at the southwest coast of Ternate. It is famous for being the first colonial fortification constructed in the Spice Islands of Maluku/Maluku Utara, Indonesia. Built by the Portuguese in 1522, it is also referred to in different languages as São João Batista (Portuguese), Ciudad del Rosario (Spanish) or Gammalamma (Ternatean and Dutch). Today it is locally known as Kastella/Kastela.

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