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Fort Pilar

N.S. Valderosa Street, Mindanao, Philippines
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a little piece of history

Came to this place to have solitude. Lit some candles & offered prayers. It is good how they have... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2016
Shane S
Texas City, Texas
The Fort of Forts

Fort Pilar is an interesting place because of its history. Ask any resident of the city about the... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2015
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N.S. Valderosa Street, Mindanao, Philippines
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Reviewed 19 January 2016

Came to this place to have solitude. Lit some candles & offered prayers. It is good how they have maintained this place clean & intact. A reminder of the rich Spanish heritage.

Thank Shane S
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Fort Pilar is an interesting place because of its history. Ask any resident of the city about the number one place to go to and it's always Fort Pilar. There are also stories about it being magically unscathed during the siege which happened just recently...More

Thank WanderlostPH
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

Reminds me of Intramuros in Manila. Wasn't able to check out the museum because of renovation. A place to relax. Overlooking Paseo and vicinity.

1  Thank markrayanjaime
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

This place is probably the most memorable church for the entire family (being a Zamboangueña) if someone is celebrating his r her birthday, we usually go Fort Pilar to light candles and say our prayers. It's also closer to where we used to live so...More

3  Thank wynx58
Reviewed 13 August 2015

A must see, the Spaniards definitely new how to build.When I fist decided to go i though i would just see the sand and go i never thought i would i see such a beautiful city which a lot of history and culture.

Thank nick h
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Just like any traveler, we want to see the wonderful places in the area. Visiting the historical and miraculous Fort Pilar is an experience of a lifetime.

Thank Mariz1226
Reviewed 16 July 2015

This is an old spanish style fort built in the 1600s. I came here during the renovations for the upcoming festivities in October. So unfortunately, all the museum displays were not present. However, a nice member of the museum showed us around inside one of...More

Thank Stevenson U
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Historical site, a nice place to see when you are in Zamboanga. Another tourist spot specially if you are into old buildings.

Thank Marian B
Reviewed 1 July 2015

There is a Shrine you can visit here. they have mass at 5pm. its few minutes walk from Paseo del Mar, you can Buy some stuff at the side of the street going here, some pasalubong to take home.

1  Thank Edrianne D
Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

This is Asia's Latin City's version of Manila's Intramuros. Here you have a religious section where people light candles and venerate the Nuestra Senora del Pilar, and the historical side where one can learn new things on Philippine history at the National Museum. You can...More

1  Thank WanderLustDavao
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