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Fort Pilar

N.S. Valderosa Street, Mindanao, Philippines
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National monument declared by NCCA

Apparently, this is a national monument as declared by the NCCA, but people who light up( or burn... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2012
Makati, Philippines
Very beautiful Fort. within, an open church and a museum

I feel happy if i seen old fortification. That means i am viewing the relics of the olden times... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2012
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N.S. Valderosa Street, Mindanao, Philippines
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Reviewed 8 April 2012

Apparently, this is a national monument as declared by the NCCA, but people who light up( or burn) candles damaged a significant portion of he fort. I know it is tied up with religion but hey, youre damaging the monument AND youre damaging the ENVIRONMENT...More

1  Thank Sunkissedguy
Reviewed 3 April 2012

I feel happy if i seen old fortification. That means i am viewing the relics of the olden times. With the preservation of this Fort means educating the younger generation about the situation in the past. The museum can relate the important events of the...More

1  Thank MijnlieverdFH
Reviewed 20 March 2012

Well designed garden and beautiful landmark.It's old but well preserved.

1  Thank LMKoegler
Reviewed 14 March 2012

20 years ago , I didn't have the chance to visit the place.the political situation then just limited our moves. Well-kept place that puts character to Zamboanga.

1  Thank betchay29
Reviewed 5 February 2012

This is originally a Spanish Garisson build during their occupation in mindanao to guard the island against the fierce moro warriors waging war against the occupation of conqueror spain. later on a myth was told by the natives that there was an earthquake and the...More

15  Thank rajahsuluk
Reviewed 23 January 2012

Zamboanga is a mixture of Muslims and Catholics. Although I am an Evangelical Christian, it is nice to see that even muslims do go to this Catholic Landmark to pay respects to Mary the Mother of God. Muslims and Catholics do live together harmoniously over...More

3  Thank stableunstable
Reviewed 27 November 2011

Fort Pilar is historic site dating back to Spanish time. It contain the old ruin fort structure. Bare, not much museum relics to see, although it contain a small gallery of old picture and drawings. Good view on top of tower of the sea ,...More

3  Thank Wilson O
Reviewed 27 July 2011

I was born and raised in Zamboanga and all throughout my childhood, Fort Pilar has always been thought to us that this is a miraculous and sacred place. That indeed this is a place to ask for IMPOSSIBLE, just have a strong faith. This place...More

13  Thank russellpicardal
Reviewed 29 September 2010

fort pilar a shrine and at the back of the shrine is a museum and just across the museum is a newly open park called paseo. it was built by the spaniards for defence from tausug warriors from sulu. it is just walking distance from...More

5  Thank Bayanihan_72
Reviewed 13 June 2010

This fort was originally constructed as an outpost of the Spanish armed forces to drive away pirates. Presently, Fort Pilar is more of a worship place for Roman Catholics, specifically devotees of the Virgin Mary. Zamboanga City is really a melting pot of different cultures...More

10  Thank kegler747
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