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Plaza Cuartel

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The presence of dating couples and the small space makes it less of a destination for tourists. The info graphs though are very very informative and are the biggest take away from the visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank iGURUt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a U.S.Navy veteran, it was truly a special joy for me to walk through the gates of history and learn about the American Service events that took place on this ground. The tour is self guided, with many explanations and facts about the history...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KuyaKano
Reviewed 25 January 2019

For people who love traveling at the same time thirsty for information of each place. It is one of a-must visit to more about plaza cuartel. Kindly a lot time to read every information about the historical place. Afterwards, offer a short prayer for those...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mariaeileengr
Reviewed 13 October 2018

i was drawn to the untold story of the place during the World War two and the massive massacre that happened.it actually almost sent me to tears after reading the monument and the brief history plastered in the Plaza. their is no entrance fee so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Niqqa S
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Great history is unfolded in this place. A must visit site if you love history. We came close to dark so it added up on to the eeriness of the place, given its background.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank theordinarytraveler
Reviewed 20 July 2018

It is sad that such an event occurred in the otherwise very happy island of Palawan. It is important that people visit this site to keep the memory alive and reflect and appreciate the freedoms that we all now have in this post WWII age....More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank TravellerStandfast
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Very much a garden with monument to remember the heroes in the WW past. Few posting on the history and the people that have sacrificed their lives to to help and win the war. The local would definitely appreciate the pain of the past that...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank alfredc466
Reviewed 31 May 2018

This used to be a prison camp where the Japanese kept their American prisoners. Before the end of the war the Japanese burnt about 90 Americans alive. No real reason to visit this place but an important piece of history.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank palawanismyhome
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

A historical place during the WW II, the place gave me an eerie feeling and goosebumps. A grat place to learn history on the Palawan Massacre.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank RA C
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Plaza Cuartel is remembered most as the site where more than a hundred American POWs were burned alive by the Japanese during WWII. It is a small and quiet park, with a lot of benches available. The history of Plaza Cuartel is written for all...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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