Cartagena de las Indias (1735), Colombia. De Ulloa, Antonio y Jorge Juan. Relación Histórica del Viaje a la América Meridional
Cartagena de las Indias (1735), Colombia. De Ulloa, Antonio y Jorge Juan. Relación Histórica del Viaje a la América Meridional

Spanish Colonial Remains 16th-18th century

Written by Marco Ramerini

If you know something on colonial remains or if you have photos of such remains – they may be anywhere in the world -, send them to me. I’ll be happy to publish them on this website. Thank you. Marco. My e-mail is on the home page.




In preparation.


In preparation.



Tidore: ruins of two Forts at Soa-Siu (Tohula) and at Rum.

Ternate: ruins of several forts at Kastella, Santa Lucia and Kalamata.

Jailolo: ruins of Portuguese/Spanish fort and cannon in front of the Mesjid.


Spanish Creole language: a village at Semporna (Sabah, Borneo).


Spanish language, Spanish Creole language: Chavacano (Zamboanga), Caviteño, Ternateño (Ternate near Manila), Cotabato Chacavano. Spanish surnames, Creole Spanish community, Catholic religion.

Manila City (Luzon Island): Ciudad Intramuros (fortified town), Fort Santiago, St. Augustine Church (16th century) and Convent (17th century), University of Santo Tomás (1611), Malacanang Palace, Santa Ana Church (1720), Malate Church or Nuestra Señora de los Remedios (18th century), Fort San António Abad (16th century).

Las Piñas (a suburb of Manila, Luzón Island): Church of Las Piñas (1797-1819).

Majayjay (Luzon Island): Church (1619-1649).

Mabitac (Luzon Island): Church (17th century).

Morong (Luzon Island): San Gerónimo Church (17th century).

Botolan (Luzon Island): Church of Santa Mónica (17th century).

Lipa City (Luzon Island): Church of San Sebastián (17th century).

Tanay (Luzon Island): Church (18th century).

Santa Lucia (Luzon Island): Church (18th century).

Santa Maria (Luzon Island): Church (1769).

Paoay (Luzon Island): Church (18th century).

Bacarra (Luzon Island): Church (1706).

Laoag City (Luzon Island): Church (17th century).

Vigan (Luzon Island): Old Town.

Naga City (Luzon Island): ruins of the bell-tower of the Church of San Francisco (1578).

Ivana (Batan Island): Church of San José (18th century).

Basco (Batan Island): Church (18th century).

Baclayon (Bohol Island): Church (1595).

Loboc (Bohol Island): Church of San Pedro (1602).

Loon (Bohol Island): Church (1753).

Cebu City (Cebu Island): San Pedro Fort (1738), Santo Niño or St. Augustine Church (1735-1737), Magellan’s Cross (14 April 1521).

Boac (Marinduque Island): Church (17th century).

Zamboanga (Mindanao Island): Fort Pilar or Real Fuerza de San José (1635).

Miagao (Panay Island): Church (18th century).

Romblon (Romblon Island): Ruins of Fort San Andrés (1650), Fort Santiago.

Jolo (Jolo Island): Ruins of the Fort.


Keelung: Remnants of Fort San Salvador.

Tamsui: Remains of Fort San Domingo (Hung Mao Cheng)



Kolonia (Ponape Island): Ruins of a Spanish Fort.


Chamorro community.

Agaña (Guam): Fort Santa Agueda.

Merizo (Guam): Spanish Colonial Buildings.

Umatac (Guam): ruins of Fort Soledad.

Agat (Guam): Church of Nuestra Señora del Carmen.

About Marco Ramerini

I did historical research on the history of geographical exploration and colonialism, particularly on the spice islands, the Moluccas. I have designed and written some internet sites including the site dedicated to the history of geographical exploration and colonialism. Then the site dedicated to my region: Tuscany. As well as many other travel sites in different languages. Traveler, writer of online tourist guides. I research and write about history. Finally I am passionate about astronomy and photography.