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Revista INVI

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Abstract

SAHADY VILLANUEVA, Antonio; BRAVO SANCHEZ, José  and  QUILODRAN RUBIO, Carolina. Spanish fortresses in Chiloé: the traces of history within the insular landscape. Revista INVI [online]. 2011, vol.26, n.73, pp. 133-165. ISSN 0718-8358.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-83582011000300005.

Chiloe’s culture, geography, history, legends and myths have been a subject of growing admiration. Likewise, the architectural heritage, which is related to churches and stilt houses, is also considered a remarkable element of this culture. However, it is worth analyzing a kind of building that has not been properly studied: the Spanish defensive fortress. Located in places that are difficult to access, affected by weather, these buildings are incorruptible demonstrations of specific events that explain its hazardous developments. A few ruins remain from these Spanish forts; such remains should be recovered and incorporated into tourist routes enhances their heritage value.

Keywords : MILITARY ARCHITECTURE; SPANISH FORTRESS IN CHILOE; TANGIBLE HERITAGE; CHILOE’S DEFENSIVE SYSTEM.

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