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Fort Pilar

N.S. Valderosa Street, Zamboanga City, Mindanao, Philippines
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Peace at the heart of the City

I am not an adherent of the Catholic faith but I must say, Fort Pilar is rich in faith, history and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Zamboanga City, Philippines

A must see historical place in Mindanao. A lot of battles happen inside and nearby including the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Marikina City, Rizal, Philippines
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N.S. Valderosa Street, Zamboanga City, Mindanao, Philippines
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank docRonnie
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Whenever you are in Zamboanga city, please do visit here. No religion required. Just yourself. Light candles for everyone.

Thank jet_setter1979AD
Reviewed 13 November 2017

This beautiful site is rich in history as it is where the museum, Marian shrine, and fort located. This can be easily located because of its distinction as gem and symbol of spanish influence in the place. I love the shrine and you can see...More

Thank abudhabiTravELogUe
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Fort Pilar is an old Spanish Fortress. La Virgen del Pilar is the Patron Saint of Zamboanga City and is known to have save the city may times. Behind the fort is the City Museum. Your visit to the city will not be complete unless...More

Thank connieph126
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Fort Pilar is a fortress built by the Spaniards in the early 17th century. The complete name of the fort is "Real Fuerza de Nuestra Senora del Pilar de Zaragoza" ("Royal Fortress of Our Lady of the Pillar of Zaragoza"), with a clear reference to...More

Thank CzarEmmanuel
Reviewed 11 September 2017

A long walk from downtown (pueblo). If you are staying anywhere in downtown, this is just a walking distance (about 10-15minute walk from plaza pershing). If you have a car, you can park at the nearby Paseo del Mar. The best time to visit is...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We dropped by to offer some prayers asking that the desires of our hearts be granted soonest... definitely felt our burdens lightened when we left...

Thank orli b
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

So good to be here! It's my pleasure to be here because of its solemn and dramatic place. You can pray here and obviously you can feel the presence of God. 😇

Thank queenmary28
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Fort Pilar is a shrine for the Virgin Mary. Many and I mean a LOT of people come here to pray and basically offer up all their worries, sorrows and thanksgiving. This shrine is very important, very much treasured and very much visited in Zamboanga...More

2  Thank Mary B
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