Banda Fort Belgica

Written by on May 19, 2012 in Indonesia, East Indonesia Forts with 0 Comments

Banda Fort Belgica

 

Fort Belgica, one of many forts built by the Dutch East India Company, is located in the Banda Islands, Maluku Province, and is one of the largest remaining European forts in Indonesia. Constructed in 1611, the fort was an important defensive structure commanding over the bay of Bandanaira. Its construction gave the Dutch an edge over other colonial powers in the area, and still remains the largest extant structure on the Banda Islands. This site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on in the Cultural category.

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