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Fort Belgica

On a hill overlooking town, Banda Neira, Indonesia
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A Beautiful Tiny City With Rich History of the Past

When exploring Eastern Part of Indonesia by including Diving Trip, we chose to explore Banda to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AnthonySteven
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Jakarta, Indonesia
One of the coolest forts I have ever visited.

I thought I had become jaded when it comes to seeing crumbling colonial forts in lush, tropical... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2018
Anderson M
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On a hill overlooking town, Banda Neira, Indonesia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When exploring Eastern Part of Indonesia by including Diving Trip, we chose to explore Banda to the fullest by stopping by to see what Banda could offer most. This tiny city was full of friendliest people who offered us plenty of directions and information besides...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

I thought I had become jaded when it comes to seeing crumbling colonial forts in lush, tropical environs, but I loved this place. Few people, free entry (donation appreciated), incredible views, and with a real end of the Earth feel that I dug.

Thank Anderson M
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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

The history of the occupation of the Banda islands is horrible, but this fort from 1611 is a beautiful relic. The views are spectacular, especially for sunset. 20k entrance fee. Climb up the turrets for really great views.

Thank Trude57
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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Belgicas views are worth a visit. The fort itself is nothing super special but the views are real good.

Thank juhispalmu
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Unlike the old buildings, Fort Belgica is well maintained, clean and easy to access. Located in the heart of Banda Neira islands, Fort Belgica is a perfect place if you're chasing the sunset view. You will get the holistic view of volcanic Mount Api, the...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Impressive star-shaped fort with cannon and barrack rooms inside. Walls and turrets accessible. Photos of the rebuilding process on display. No one pretends it lasted intact for 350 years; this is what it might have looked like. No furnishings or explanations in any language other...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Fort belgica is located in the island of banda neira, the small island at the middle of banda sea. It's a long story full of pain and glory that this tiny island becomes famous for its spices for centuries. Nutmeg, cloves are commodities that make...More

Thank Okamah
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

If you visit Banda, this is must visit place. Tourist could see view of volcano and landscape Banda neira city

Thank FatimahRamadhani
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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

One of beautiful spot in Banda. 3-5 minutes walk from harbour to reach this place. The history, view & landscape make your trip awesome!

1  Thank Denny S
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Reviewed 29 November 2016

most people come to banda neira for diving activity to meet famous schooling of Hammerhead shark and other pelagic creature there. But this Fort is the main attraction if you're visit banda neira. pentagonal shape fortress in the with so many historical stories. its a...More

Thank JoSan_id
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