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Fort Pilar is a historical construction of Spanish colonial time. Here, you feel as if you were in Spain. This is a must for the tourists visiting Zamboanga. The inside of the fort is a museum, but as we visited there, it was under renovation.
History will tell you that this fort was build during the Spanish regime. The construction of this fort is on the initiative of the Spaniards but this will not be made possible without the hands of the Zamboanguenos, who did not realize that one day...More
because this used to be a fortress during the war, the walls were reinforced with slabs of concrete. since it survived much of the tragedy, local officials turned this to an open Catholic church and named it as the Shrine of the Lady of the...More
From city hall, you can just walk going to Fort Pilar. It is near Paseo del Mar, and every Sunday you can attend a mass, 8am, 5pm and 6pm. You can also try the museum which is open on weekdays and light a candle and...More
Fort Pilar is a 17th century military defense fortress built by the spanish colonial government in zamboanga city. outside the wall is an outdoor shrine dedicated to our Lady of Pilar. This is a major landmark of the city and symbol of its rich cultural...More
I am not an adherent of the Catholic faith but I must say, Fort Pilar is rich in faith, history and spirit. Many people including tourists flock to this this spiritual attraction to renew their faith. A must when you go to Zamboanga City.
A must see historical place in Mindanao. A lot of battles happen inside and nearby including the famous siege several years back.. The people of Zamboanga has done a good job in preserving this place for future generations.