Mount Samat Cross - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Mount Samat Rd, Pilar, Bataan, Philippines
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About Mount Samat Cross
The Memorial Cross is a towering structure at the highest point of Mount Samat, 555 m above sea level. The monument is made of steel and reinforced concrete with a lift and viewing gallery at the Cross's arms. A staircase also leads to the gallery in the wings. It is located beside a historical shrine located near the summit of Mount Samat in the town of Pilár, Province of Bataan. The memorial shrine complex was built to honor and remember the gallantry of Filipino and American soldiers who fo
Attractions Near Mount Samat Cross
Mount Samat is a historic mountain that can be found in the town of Pilár, Bataan. Situated near the summit is the Mount Samat National Shrine, a national shrine dedicated to the fallen Filipino and American during World War II. The summit of Mount Samat is 9.2 km NNE of the Mariveles caldera and it is one of the beautiful trekking destinations in this area and that's why a lot of people are being attracted to this area.
A divine catholic monument that features a 50-foot statue. The shrine was completed in 2008 and serves as a pilgrimage site for Divine Mercy devotees. it is a famous place in this area.
The city’s church and convent were built in 1714 by Dominican Fr. Agustin Esquivel and renovated by Fr. Benito Rivas who strengthened the church by raising and fortifying its wall. During World War II, the cathedral was used by the Japanese 14th Army as an artillery emplacement to bombard Mt. Samat, where the Filipino-American troops were making their last stand. It is one of the historically important palce in this area and it is always crowded by the tourists.
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.
Bataan National Park is covered by tropical jungle and mountain terrains with significant geological features such as rivers, springs, and waterfalls. he park was first established in 1945. it is one of the beautiful areas in the Bataan province and is also a visitor-friendly location in this area.
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.
Where is Mount Samat Cross
Discover More Attractions in Bataan, Where Mount Samat Cross Is Located
Bataan is located in the Central Luzon region of the Philippines. It is famous for its beaches and for being a big player in WWII as the starting point of the Bataan Death March.