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Plaza Cuartel

Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
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Puerto Princesa City Tour
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Half-Day City Tour from Puerto Princesa
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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You enter this site ready to learn about some history, which you do, but you leave realizing that it has been taken over by local young couples enjoying the beauty. The guide gave us some good historic information, but I laughed at all the lovebirds...More

Thank Kyle L
Reviewed 2 August 2017

This place summarizes the history of Palawan. This is good for people who love history and who loves reading. People of Palawan says this is also a lover's place at night (wink wink).

Thank Jae E
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Love history? Then here is a place you have to be.. amazing how historical events are not learned from the book but fromthe place where it happened.. this place is amazing and at the same time so historically sad part of the philippines..

Thank kashlex
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We arrived too early to check in at our hotel so we did our own city tour. Rustic and beautiful entrance. Overlooks the fishing villages. Sad history though between Americans and Japanese. Walking distance to the cathedral. Entrance is free.

Thank evol68
Reviewed 14 July 2017

If you are looking for amusement, this is not the place to visit. All you will do here is read the history when the Philippines was conquered by the Japanese and when Americans were killed in the dungeon by the Japanese.

1  Thank gen g
Reviewed 12 June 2017

If you're not a history buff you can do away with the City tour. The plaza cuartel is included in the tour of 6 spots. there's not much to see.

1  Thank SheelaDS
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Not recommended for kids as the back story to what took place here is terrifying, I found in interesting because of the history, and the cathedral is across the street.

Thank Scott I
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Don't book city tour cos it's expensive when you can just visit this anytime by public transportation. Nothing much to see.

Thank DanetteBorongan
Reviewed 26 April 2017

It is a very sad history, but worth exploring to understand more about Japanese invasions all over Southeast Asia and learning about cruel treatment and torture. It could though be more explained, have a bit of more historical details around.

Thank Ba0zi
Reviewed 18 April 2017

About 150 American soldiers (prisoners of war) were burned alive by the Japanese during WWII at this site. There is a bronze plaque describing the event but now the place looks like a leafy park. Situated across the road from the Immaculate Conception cathedral and...More

Thank ShilohinBC
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