Information about The Memorial Cross
The Memorial Cross in Bataan, commonly known as Mt. Samat Cross, is a well-renowned historical site in Bataan. It is the second-tallest cross in the world, immediately after the "Valle de los Cados," which is found in Spain, another nation with a large Catholic population. This historical site honors and remembers the valiant defense of the American and Filipino soldiers against the Japanese.
The cross was built in 1970, and both the federal and provincial governments have taken good care of it and its surroundings. You may take an elevator up to the cross's arms, where there are two panoramic 360-degree viewing galleries from which you can take in views of Manila Bay, the West Philippine Sea, and the Bataan Peninsula.
How to get there
Ride a bus bound for Balanga, Bataan. Then, ride a jeepney with Bagac signage. Tell the driver to drop you off at the foot of Mt. Samat.
Best time to visit
Visit during the summer months, from March to May, to avoid rainfall.