Guam is just an amazing island to visit. It is filled with so much history, as well as amazing beaches and tourist spots. The tropical environment is beautiful. When you visit Guam, you should definitely make some stops at a few historical spots on the island. Here are just a few places that I would recommend that you take a look at during your visit to Guam.
Latte Stone Park
This is a very important site to the people who live on the island. The culture and history preserved here is incredible. The stone pillars are part of the society who used to live on the islands. The stones were used as foundations for the huts that the natives used to live in.
This bridge is one of the few examples of Spanish architecture that still exists on the island. It was built in 1785 and crosses over a small river. It is also near the first Catholic Church on the island and two forts. It really is a neat bridge and it is near some other Spanish heritage sites that still remain on the island.
This area contains the remains of a large latte village. This is a very special archeological site in Guam and is only one of four latte sites on the northeast side of the island. What makes it so special is the fact that local healers still go to this area to gather plants for their medicine. It is also a very beautiful area as well.
Fort Nuestra Senora de la Soledad
This is one of the very last of the Spanish forts from the 19th century. This fort is set on a cliffside and has an amazing view of the bay and the ocean. It was restored recently, and the cannons still point out towards the ocean where the Magellan landed that made the first contact between Guam and Western civilization.
These are some of my favorite historical spots in Guam. If you are really into the history of Guam, then I highly recommend taking a tour of these sites during your visit. There are also many more sites that aren’t listed that are filled with history of the island, so don’t worry if you run out of time to visit them all.