Orote Historical Complex

The Orote Historical Complex is a series of prehistoric and historic features at the northern tip of the Orote Peninsula on the island of Guam. This area is on the grounds of Naval Base Guam and requires military permission to see. Major features include Fort Santiago, built by Spanish colonial authorities in the early 18th century to secure Apra Harbor, the so-called "Spanish Steps", which provide access from the fortifications to a well at the base of the cliff, which may actually be of early 20th-century American origin, and a series of rock shelters and caves exhibiting evidence of human occupation to the Pre-Latte Period (c. 3500 BCE).[2]

Orote Historical Complex
Orote Historical Complex is located in Guam
Orote Historical Complex
Nearest cityApra Harbor, Guam
Coordinates13°26′48″N 144°37′37″E / 13.44667°N 144.62694°E / 13.44667; 144.62694Coordinates: 13°26′48″N 144°37′37″E / 13.44667°N 144.62694°E / 13.44667; 144.62694
Area34 acres (14 ha)
Built1721 (1721)
NRHP reference No.79003744[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 23, 1979

The area was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Draft Joint Region Marianas Access Plan" (PDF). Naval Facilities Engineering Command Marianas. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-06-24. Retrieved 2015-06-24.