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Top 4 attractions to explore in Zamboanga

Zamboanga City is famous for its Pink Sand Beach of Santa Cruz.

Attractions in Zamboanga

Fort PilarSta Barbara St, Zamboanga, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines

The Real Fuerza de Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Zaragoza, also Fort Pilar, is a 17th-century military defense fortress built by the Spanish colonial government in Zamboanga City, Philippines. The fort, which is now a regional museum of the National Museum of the Philippines, is a major landmark of the city and symbol of its cultural heritage. Outside the eastern wall is a Marian shrine dedicated to Our Lady of the Pillar, the patroness of the city.

Grande Santa Cruz IslandGrande Santa Cruz Island, Zamboanga, Philippines

Great Santa Cruz Island is a small inhabited island in Zamboanga City in the southern region of the Philippines that is famous for its pink coralline sand. The island, located 4 kilometers south of downtown at the Santa Cruz Bank in the Basilan Strait, boasts the only pink sand beach in the Philippines. The color of the sand comes from the pulverized red organ pipe coral from eons of surf erosion mixed with the white sand.

Pasonanca ParkPasonanca Park, Pasonanca Road, Zamboanga, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines

The Pasonanca Park was constructed in the year 1912. It was a public park which was located in the heart of Zamboanga. The park also has separate campsites for males and females, an amphitheater, and a convention center, among other facilities.  There is three public pool in the park it boasts an Olympic size swimming pool and a children's pool with water slides. It is one of the beautiful places to hang out and to spend some leisure time.

Zamboanga Catholic CathedralLa Purisima St, Zamboanga, 7000 Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines

The seat of the Archdiocese of Zamboanga which was situated in the heart of Zamboanga. The present structure of the cathedral was built in 1998-2002 in cruciform, of which the candle-like design is appropriate to the cathedral's patron. The building and the surrounding are beautifully maintained and daily a lot of people visits this place.

Map of attractions in Zamboanga