Fort San Felipe

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Fort San Felipe located at the compound of the Philippine Navy,is an old structure dating back to 1609, when the Spaniards built it to protect part of the then growing city. The structure is made of granite blocks, with walls approximately 30 feet high. A wide stairway leads to the top of the fort where a concrete house could be found. Naval memorabilia including antique cannons and cannon balls decorate the lawns. It was the place where the Cavite Mutiny 1872 occurs; when Filipino workers were implicated in the armed uprising against the Spaniards. This is also the place where the XIII Martyrs of Cavite were executed.


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