Get introduced to some of Zamboanga City’s most iconic historical sites and landmarks with this half-day walking tour. If you are looking for something to add to your day tour and avoids the hassle of long road trips, then this package deal is the perfect must-book.
After being picked up from your hotel within the city, you will proceed directly to your first stopover, the Zamboanga City Hall. The city hall has been listed as a National Historical Site due to its Filipino-colonial architectural design. You’ll be given enough time to take photos of the building and explore its grounds.
Head next for a quick stop at the Plaza Pershing, a small plaza dedicated to Gen. Pershing from the Philippine-American War. A few walks from Plaza Pershing and the City Hall is the city’s own Rizal Park. Similar to the Luneta Park in Manila, this plaza is dedicated to the country’s hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. You will find Rizal’s monument within the property, as well.
Following the two small parks is a visit to Pettit Barracks, located some 650 meters away from Rizal Park. The place was used as the US 43rd Infantry Regiment like Camp John Hay. Discover the life of the Americans who settled in Zamboanga during the Philippine-American War as you listen to the stories of your guide.
From there, you will be walking to Fort Pilar Shrine and Museum that dates back to the Spanish colonial era. It has been transformed into the city’s museum and houses different artifacts and artistic creations like a replica of the famed Badjao Houseboat, several paintings, and weaving products. Capping off your walking trip is a stop to Paseo Del Mar, one of Zamboanga’s main plazas. It has been a favorite spot among the locals for recreation, so expect to see a couple of snack stalls lining the perimeter. Enjoy the park’s relaxing ambiance before you return to your hotel.
Learn about Zamboanga’s historical foundation and see some of its interesting historical sites. Check availability by choosing a date.
- All our guides speak English.
- Not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs may be limited.