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Plaza Cuartel

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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

i was drawn to the untold story of the place during the World War two and the massive massacre that happened.it actually almost sent me to tears after reading the monument and the brief history plastered in the Plaza. their is no entrance fee so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Niqqa S
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Great history is unfolded in this place. A must visit site if you love history. We came close to dark so it added up on to the eeriness of the place, given its background.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Belle A
Reviewed 20 July 2018

It is sad that such an event occurred in the otherwise very happy island of Palawan. It is important that people visit this site to keep the memory alive and reflect and appreciate the freedoms that we all now have in this post WWII age....More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank TravellerStandfast
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Very much a garden with monument to remember the heroes in the WW past. Few posting on the history and the people that have sacrificed their lives to to help and win the war. The local would definitely appreciate the pain of the past that...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank alfredc466
Reviewed 31 May 2018

This used to be a prison camp where the Japanese kept their American prisoners. Before the end of the war the Japanese burnt about 90 Americans alive. No real reason to visit this place but an important piece of history.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

A historical place during the WW II, the place gave me an eerie feeling and goosebumps. A grat place to learn history on the Palawan Massacre.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank RA C
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Plaza Cuartel is remembered most as the site where more than a hundred American POWs were burned alive by the Japanese during WWII. It is a small and quiet park, with a lot of benches available. The history of Plaza Cuartel is written for all...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank gafrancomd
Reviewed 27 April 2018

W visiited Plaza Cuartel as part of the city tour. It is a serene place near the cathedral. where American POWs were killed by the Japanese during WWII. A monument stands for the fallen.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Rob M
Reviewed 5 April 2018

When visiting different places, one has to read up and understand about the history and culture of these places. One such memorial is Plaza Cuartel, the memorial set up to honor the soldiers massacred by the Japanese during World War II.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Loislim
Reviewed 26 February 2018

We were here last July 2017. We hire a tricycle to go with us in a city tour. Plaza Cuartel was one of the place that you should visit when your in Peurto Princessa. It's like a park. We we're lucky that we are the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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