Fort Pilar, Zamboanga City

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Fort Pilar is located in Zamboanga City. To visit Fort Pilar on your holiday in Zamboanga City, and find out what else Zamboanga City has to offer, use our Zamboanga City trip planning tool .
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  • 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...  more »
  • This is one of the most popular place to visit in Zamboanga. Don’t forget to buy candles before you go in because you’re gonna light up the candle inside as part of your prayer and thanksgiving.  more »
  • To be honest, all your wishes will come true. Just keep the faith and trust the Lord. A good place to pay a visit and worship.  more »
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  • Zamboanga City was inhabited by the Subanen people during pre-Hispanic times and was the site of trade among the Chinese, Malays and different native ethnic groups around the area. In 1635, Spanish officers and soldiers, along with Visayan laborers, settled in the area and construction began on Fort San José (what is now known as Fort Pilar) to protect the inhabitants of the area from Moro piracy. This city is really a national treasure that should be protected.
  • It is a happy exlerience to know more about philippine history and more proud to be a filipino
  • This is a must visit when in Zamboanga. My second time visiting and it has now catch the visiting public. A local shared that during the unfortunate siege, this place was not “harmed”. A very solemn place best to visit at night time.
  • Not just a tourist spot but a place of setting your faith more deeper. Esp knowing the stories behind the foundation of the place will amazed everyone.
  • Nice place. A lot of people coming for meditating or praying or simply to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere here.
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