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Fort Pilar

N.S. Valderosa Street, Mindanao, Philippines
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Catholic Central

Fort Pilar is a shrine for the Virgin Mary. Many and I mean a LOT of people come here to pray and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mary B
Canberra, Australia
A place for reflection n prayer

This is actually a shrine n a church.They celebrate mass here.legend has it mother Mary appeared... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
frank c
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N.S. Valderosa Street, Mindanao, Philippines
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fort Pilar is a shrine for the Virgin Mary. Many and I mean a LOT of people come here to pray and basically offer up all their worries, sorrows and thanksgiving. This shrine is very important, very much treasured and very much visited in Zamboanga...More

1  Thank Mary B
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

This is actually a shrine n a church.They celebrate mass here.legend has it mother Mary appeared here to the Spanish garrison nearby (museum today) Most come here to reflect n pray.It is revere locally n most regard it as a shrine.you can buy candles to...More

Thank frank c
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Church that has a lawn of birds! One of the great place to experience Milan in my very own country. Fort Pilar is a must to visit place. No entrance fee because of course it's a church all you have to do is buy foods...More

Thank melots12
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

be solemn when visiting pray for someone who needs prayers. i was in zamboanga to visit a wake of a friend. good thing the hosts brought me here was able to pray for his soul.

1  Thank Rommel C
Reviewed 28 January 2017

The place had a steady stream of devotees praying and lighting candles for their varied intentions. Place is well maintained with tents and chairs to rest and pray. Peddlers with bouquet of mini roses are at the entrance and children gay fully sell candles for...More

Thank 717Diwata
Reviewed 21 January 2017

A lot of vendors from adult to children. Must be careful in pick pocketers their everywhere. Try to roam the place and you will enjoy the well preserve structure.

Thank Raian T
Reviewed 19 January 2017

i was been her for almost 5 times .nice place to loook around and for pray its quit solemn..but visiting zamboanga sometimes is quite risky bcoz i was from zambaonga sibugay its 5 hours travel from my place but being her is amazing..

1  Thank jocelyn198
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Every after 2 years I come to this place to pray and it's one of the best place here in mindanao. It's a Holy Place, try and visit this place.

1  Thank mrnelibaby
Reviewed 9 November 2016

It was worth a trip but nothing entirely spectacular. We just came here to offer a few prayers, take some pictures, but nothing worth going back to.

Thank Franchesca Mae C
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Historical, life-changing and humble experience. This is an underrated miraculous religious icon in the Philippines that is only popular in Zamboanga Peninsula. This is a must visit for tourists in Zamboanga

Thank annesec2013
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