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Fort Pilar

N.S. Valderosa Street, Mindanao, Philippines
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A historical fort, a museum and a Marian shrine rolled into one

Fort Pilar is a fortress built by the Spaniards in the early 17th century. The complete name of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Manila, Philippines
Best Place to Offer Prayers

A long walk from downtown (pueblo). If you are staying anywhere in downtown, this is just a walking... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Davao City, Philippines
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N.S. Valderosa Street, Mindanao, Philippines
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank familyvagary123
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

1  Thank Mary B
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

This is actually a shrine n a church.They celebrate mass here.legend has it mother Mary appeared here to the Spanish garrison nearby (museum today) Most come here to reflect n pray.It is revere locally n most regard it as a shrine.you can buy candles to...More

Thank frank c
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Church that has a lawn of birds! One of the great place to experience Milan in my very own country. Fort Pilar is a must to visit place. No entrance fee because of course it's a church all you have to do is buy foods...More

Thank melots12
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

be solemn when visiting pray for someone who needs prayers. i was in zamboanga to visit a wake of a friend. good thing the hosts brought me here was able to pray for his soul.

1  Thank Rommel C
Reviewed 29 January 2017

The place had a steady stream of devotees praying and lighting candles for their varied intentions. Place is well maintained with tents and chairs to rest and pray. Peddlers with bouquet of mini roses are at the entrance and children gay fully sell candles for...More

Thank 717Diwata
Reviewed 22 January 2017

A lot of vendors from adult to children. Must be careful in pick pocketers their everywhere. Try to roam the place and you will enjoy the well preserve structure.

Thank Raian T
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