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Fort Santa Agueda
Fort Santa Agueda Guam Also known as Fort Apugan, this Spanish colonial era historic site was constructed in 1800 and is located at the top of the hill adjacent to the Government House, the official residence of the governor.  Fort Santa Agueda was built to keep the bay and city of Hagatna safe, and provided defense from pirates for trading ships that were docked in the bay. Though little of the former Spanish outlook remains, the only features currently standing are some historic cannons and platform, it still offers a spectacular view of Hagatna, Tamuning
and the Philippine Sea; which is more than enough reason to visit the Fort Santa Agueda historic site.
There is no admission fee to visit the site.

In 1800, Governor Manuel Muro constructed Fort Santa Agueda, named after his wife, Dona Agueda de Camino.  The fort was constructed at the current location to prevent the enemy from taking the hillside behind Agana.  The fort was constructed from ctu stone, silleria; whose terreplein, the level platform where the guns were mounted, consisted of loose gravel, cascajo; and sandy soil, tierra gredosa.

During the 19th century, the Russian explorer Kotzebue in 1817 and the French explorer Freycinet in 1819 noted Fort Santa Agueda during their voyages.  By the end of the century, visitors had judged the fort as useless, although the Spanish continued to use the fort as a military storehouse.

After the American takeover of Guam at the end of the century, the United States Navy used the fort as a signal station until 1933 when it became a Naval Government Park.  In World War II, the Japanese converted the fort into a gun emplacement.  As a witness, Japanese characters can be seen in the concrete by the steps.  After the war, Fort Santa Agueda again became a park with the modifications of an asphalt surface, railings, and concrete steps being added.

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