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    by jorgejuansanchez Updated Sep 26, 2014

    As Spaniard I felt proud to get to Magallanes landing place. He was Portuguese but worked for Spain. When he died, in Mactan Island, Philippines, killed by the natives, Juan Sebastian Elcano was named captain and returned to Spain making thus the first around the world journey in the history of Humankind.

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    by machomikemd Written May 31, 2012

    Umatac Village, at the south western end of Guam is a historical area. It also has the newly built Chamorro Spanish Welcome Arch, featured prominently in the Visit Southern Guam Brochures.

    Umatac is the first Village Discovered by the world renowned Portuguese Explorer Ferdinand Magellan, he first discovered Guam via Umatac Bay and landed here in the 1500's and named the islands "las Isla Ladrones" of the Island of Thieves since some Chamorro Locals were stealing provisions from his galleons. Before the Spaniards came to colonize this beautiful island-nation, this village was considered Guam’s “cradle of creation”. Umatac is one of the leading tourist spots in Guam. It is located at the southwestern coast of Guam, the most popular landmarks are two ancient forts and their cannons that served as lookout points to protect passing and docked Spanish ships (One is the Fort Soledad).

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    by machomikemd Written May 31, 2012

    Umatac is the first Village Discovered by the world renowned Portuguese Explorer Ferdinand Magellan, he first discovered Guam via Umatac Bay and landed here in the 1500's and named the islands "las Isla Ladrones" of the Island of Thieves since some Chamorro Locals were stealing provisions from his galleons. Before the Spaniards came to colonize this beautiful island-nation, this village was considered Guam’s “cradle of creation”. Umatac is one of the leading tourist spots in Guam. It is located at the southwestern coast of Guam, the most popular landmarks are two ancient forts and their cannons that served as lookout points to protect passing and docked Spanish ships (One is the Fort Soledad). It also has the newly built Chamorro Spanish Welcome Arch, featured prominently in the Visit Southern Guam Brochures.

    the Umatac Bay the view of Umatac Bay nice views panorama me at fort soledad
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