Fort Pilar - Zamboanga del Sur Attractions

Fort Pilar

Fort Pilar was a military defence fortress used by the Spaniards during the 17th century. It was intended as a defense against pirates and raiders coming from different areas in Mindanao. It also served as a shrine to Our Lady of the Pillar - the patron virgin of Spain. The Spanish colonizers eventually left the fort after surrendering the Philippines to the United States of America.


The old building still stands today serving as a historical landmark. Local rumors claim that the Virgin Mary has made miraculous appearances in the fort.




Fort Pilar is one of Zamboanga City's most important landmarks. Zamboanga is accessible by bus travel from almost any point in Mindanao.



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Attractions Related to Fort Pilar

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Jardin de Maria Clara
La Hermosa Festival
Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Pasonanca Park
Pettit Barracks
Pitas Island Beach
Santa Cruz Island
Taluksangay Mosque
Yakan Weaving Center