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Spanish Gate

Sampson Rd, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo, Zambales, Philippines

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About Spanish Gate

The Spanish Gate, located at the corner of Dewey Avenue, Philippines, was built in 1885 when the Spanish Navy authorized the construction of the Arsenal de Olongapo, after King Alfonso II of Spain issued a royal decree declaring Subic Bay as a naval port in 1884. The gate served as the West Gate of the arsenal and faced the Spanish-era settlement of Olongapo. A high wall of locally quarried stone connected it to the south gate that faced the waterfront.


Attractions near Spanish Gate

Camayan Beach6.93km from Spanish Gate

A beautiiful beach which was located in the heart of the Bataan and is very famous for the white sands and the beach is very tourist friendly . The beach resort has a coastal length of around 3.2 kilometres (2.0 mi) total, which includes two coves.

Bataan National Park15.37km from Spanish Gate

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.

Divine Mercy Shrine29.4km from Spanish Gate

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.

Capones Island30.86km from Spanish Gate

Capones Island or “Isla de Gran Capon” is four kilometers off Barangay Pundaquit of Zambales in the main island of Luzon. This island boasts of white-sand beaches conducive for overnight camping, day picnic and swimming; turquoise water, and rich marine life that is great for diving and snorkeling. The only structure there is an old Spanish lighthouse known as Faro de Punta Capones.

Capones Island Lighthouse31.44km from Spanish Gate

Capones Island Lighthouse is a historic lighthouse off the coast of Brgy, in the province of Zambles, in the Philippines. This light guides international vessels coming from the north towards Subic Bay or to Corregidor Island at the entrance to Manila Bay.

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.

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Olongapo, officially the City of Olongapo is a 1st class highly urbanized city in Central Luzon, Philippines. The city is situated in a lowland area near the head of Subic Bay.