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Taytay, Palawan

Taytay is a 1st class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 53,657 people in 10,083 households.

During the Spanish colonization of the Philippines, Taytay became the capital of the Province of Calamianes, the entire territory of Palawan, in 1818; and the Province of Castilla, a land area occupying the northern part of Palawan, in 1858.

During the American era, Taytay ceased being Palawan's capital, and its administrative boundary was reduced by approximately 500,000 hectares upon the creation of the Municipality of El Nido in 1916.

The historic Taytay Fort, the Fuerza de Santa Isabel, built in 1667 under the Augustinian Recollect Fathers and named in honor of Spain's Queen Isabela II in the 1800s, was used as a military station during that period. The fort's small chapel and cannon are still intact. The fort is now under the supervision of the National Museum.

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As part of our stopover on the way to Elnido, we passed and stayed awhile in this municipality.

  • Last visit to Taytay: Apr 2010
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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