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Excellent place of worship. People are quietly praying and lighting their candles. There was a mass... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Swansea County, United Kingdom
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" Viva "Nstra.Sra.del Pilar de Zaragoza"- Shrine and History

History will tell you that this fort was build during the Spanish regime. The construction of this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Zamboanga City, Philippines
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent place of worship. People are quietly praying and lighting their candles. There was a mass there too shortly after we arrived.

Thank maripinkremot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

History will tell you that this fort was build during the Spanish regime. The construction of this fort is on the initiative of the Spaniards but this will not be made possible without the hands of the Zamboanguenos, who did not realize that one day...More

Thank baesangl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

because this used to be a fortress during the war, the walls were reinforced with slabs of concrete. since it survived much of the tragedy, local officials turned this to an open Catholic church and named it as the Shrine of the Lady of the...More

Thank Irene F
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

From city hall, you can just walk going to Fort Pilar. It is near Paseo del Mar, and every Sunday you can attend a mass, 8am, 5pm and 6pm. You can also try the museum which is open on weekdays and light a candle and...More

Thank Hunter T
Reviewed 16 May 2018

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 landmark of the city and symbol of its rich cultural...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank Geodiffer H
Reviewed 5 March 2018

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.

Thank APaul121991
Reviewed 4 January 2018

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.

Thank carljosephburlat
Reviewed 26 December 2017

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
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