Plan for Nuestra Señora del Pilar in Zamboanga - c. 1719

Fort of "Nuestra Señora del Pilar" in Zamboanga, as it was in 1719. ( Juan de Ciscara. 1719. AGI )

The San José Fort in Zamboanga - later renamed "Nuestra Señora del Pilar"- was built in 1635 and was the most important on the island of Mindanao. It was demolished in the 17th century and rebuilt in 1718 as part of the defense system of the Visayan islands and other Spanish posts.


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