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History Of Fort Victoria: Forerunner Of The City Of Ambon

History Of Fort Victoria: Forerunner Of The City Of Ambon. Located at the city of Ambon at this time, the Fort Victoria was built by Portuguese Nieuw 1575 under the rule of Governor Gazapar de Mello. Development initiatives this Fort later became a marker of the inception of Ambon as a city. By the Portuguese Fort was later called Nossa Senhora da Annuciada which means until here the Virgin Mary in the wake. In 1605, then Netherlands seized it under the direction of Steven van Derhagen and the Fort was named as. Victoria means victory.


In its development during the past few centuries the fortress was continually being centers for the development of the town of Ambon. In 1754 the city Ambon hit by the massive earthquake that ruined the town of Ambon include Fort victoria. A major renovation in do pemrintah Netherlands and therefore given a new name. i.e. Nieuw Victoria means victory.

Inside the fortress, you can find the remains of a giant cannon. In some rooms there is also a collection of ornate statues, map the development of the city of Ambon from century XVII-IX, and several collections of paintings of the administrator of the Netherlands in the Moluccas.

History recorded not only the Netherlands and Japan which had colonized the archipelago on Earth. The Portuguese also plugged his nails, is marked by the historical heritage in the form of Fort Victoria which is the oldest Fort in Ambon.

Fort Victoria can be found in downtown Ambon is one of the historical attractions there. The Fort was built by the Portuguese in 1775. Subsequently taken over by the Netherlands that makes it as seat of Government.

Inside the fortress, you can find the remains of a giant cannon. In some rooms there is also a collection of ornate statues, map the development of the city of Ambon from century XVII-IX, and several collections of paintings of the administrator of the Netherlands in the Moluccas.

By looking at the historical heritage in Fort Victoria, you can record the history of the birth and development of the city of Ambon. This could also be a useful visit if you come with children.

After touring the Fort, when days grow dusk, you can see the look of a sunset in the Bay of Ambon. Or see more from Honipopu which is close to the Castle.

Back to the past, the Government of Netherlands Fort Victoria has a strategic function, i.e. as a center of colonial rule and the defence of the various indigenous resistance. And, one snippet of history that will always be remembered, in front of the Castle this is a national hero of Pattimura, hanged on 6 December 1817.

Switch to the front of the Castle, there is the port that was used as a sea transportation lines between islands. Through a port that ships transporting Netherlands results spices for distribution to the European continent. Adjacent to the Castle, there is also a market that became a meeting place for indigenous traders.

Interested in visiting it, access to the Fort was relatively easy because it is located in the middle of the city. From Mardika Terminal You can walk to the East as far as 300 meters. It could also ride the rickshaws by paying Rp 3,000 or riding public transit to Rp. 1,500,-arriving at the fortress, you don't need to spend money to enter.

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