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Malinta Tunnel

Malinta Tunnel, Cavite City, Cavite, Philippines

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About Malinta Tunnel

Malinta Tunnel is a large tunnel complex that served as a bomb shelter in Corregidor Island. It has over 24 lateral tunnels that are branching off its main tunnel. This was initially used for storage and bunker purposes but a part of it was later used as a hospital during World War II.


Attractions near Malinta Tunnel

Corregidor Island Lighthouse1.68km from Malinta Tunnel

This Lighthouse sits on the highest point of the island of Corregidor. It was completed in 1853, guided ships through the narrow Manila Bay passageway to the port of Manila. It functioned continuously until World War Two. It was rebuilt in a slightly different design in the 1950s, using stones from the original structure.  Today the lower level of the lighthouse, which originally contained the lightkeeper’s quarters, holds a souvenir shop. The tower is open and visitors are welcome to climb to t

Battery Way1.94km from Malinta Tunnel

Battery Way is armed with four 12-inch mortar carriages capable of firing highly explosive shells as far as 8.3 miles or 13.35 km in any direction. Each mortar required a crew of at least 14 men to load and fire the shells. The mortars could be lifted to a trajectory between 45 to 70 degrees, which made them ideal for targeting enemies entrenched in higher ground in Bataan. The battery was named after Second Lt. Henry Way of the 4th U.S. Artillery, who died in service in the Philippines in 1900.

Caballo Island4.01km from Malinta Tunnel

Caballo Island is a bluff, rocky island located at the entrance to Manila Bay in the Philippines. It is about 1.2 km long with the highest elevation at 381 feet high. Caballo, along with the larger Corregidor, divides the entrance to the bay into two broad and deep channels, known as the North and South Channel. The whole island was formerly occupied by Fort Hughes, a U.S. defense fortification before World War II. It was heavily bombed during the war.

The best-preserved church complex in the province, the Church of the Assumption of our Lady was first built in 1618 by the Jesuits, established as a parish church in 1627 and enlarged from 1630-1633. In 1649, during the Spanish-Dutch War, the church was destroyed for fear of becoming a Dutch fort. Then the church was rebuilt by the Jesuits using wood. Now the church was listed by the National Museum as a National Cultural Treasure.

Mount Pico De Loro20.29km from Malinta Tunnel

Mount Pico de Loro, also known as Mount Palay-Palay, is a dormant volcano in Cavite province on the island of Luzon, Philippines. The mountain is one of the ancient volcanic features of Bataan Arc. Near its summit is a lone vertical cliff feature called the Parrot's Beak or the Monolith that offers a 360-degree view of the protected landscape and the shores of Limbones Cove. This place is one of the main hiking destination in this area.

Mount Mariveles20.89km from Malinta Tunnel

The small, but voluminous Mariveles stratovolcano is located at the southern end of the Bataan Peninsula, on the west side of Manila Bay, Luzon Island, Philippines. Although there are no known eruptions in historic times, it is a still active stratovolcano of andesitic composition. It has a 4-km-wide caldera open to the south. Mount Slamet on the north and Mount Limay on the east are 2 large, young flank cones.

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The province is also known as "Historical Capital of the Philippines", It played an important role in both the country's colonial past and eventual fight for independence.