We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Visit by night”
Review of Fort Pilar

Fort Pilar
varik
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Visit by night”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

something historically worthwhile in Zamboanga. The patron of the city is kept there, so expect people

Visited July 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank basdeckers
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

67 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    37
    16
    13
    0
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Holy place”
Reviewed 19 May 2014 via mobile

Very nice and a very sacred place. You should try and take in a service while there. It is free and a great experience.. Also very safe at all times .

Helpful?
1 Thank door435
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Zamboanga City, Philippines
Level Contributor
68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Well preserved historical place”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

Must visit when in Zamboanga. A well preserved fort used by the Spaniards to defend the city with a good history. Catholic mass celebrated every Sunday.

Visited April 2014
Helpful?
3 Thank Jennifer A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Manila, Philippines
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Shrine In The Midst of Bustling City”
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Countless stories of miracles of the Holy Virgin of Fort Pilar add life to it as an attraction among Catholic devotees. I'd been here twice while visiting my relatives in Zamboanga Sibugay and Siay. Situated outside the fortified walls which were erected during the Spanish colonization, this place of worship in open air is astonishingly serene while in the midst of noisy and bustling city life of Zamboanga.

Visited April 2013
Helpful?
2 Thank Ammonite2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Los Angeles. CA
Level Contributor
99 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Love the outdoor shrine!”
Reviewed 19 March 2014

Have never seen anything like this! An outdoor shrine dedicated to Mother Mary was built outside the fort with benches around the shrine, much like a church. People would stop by to light candles offer prayers or just meditate.

Visited February 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank luv2travel2010_12
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Fort Pilar also viewed

Zamboanga City, Zamboanga Sibugay Province
Zamboanga City, Zamboanga Sibugay Province
 
Zamboanga City, Zamboanga Sibugay Province
Zamboanga City, Zamboanga Sibugay Province
 

Been to Fort Pilar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing