Visiting the Plaza Cuartel is part of a Puerto Princesa city tour package that you will get from most Palawan travel agencies. Not sure if you’ll be interested in going to the site? Here’s what you can expect to see at Plaza Cuartel.
Plaza Cuartel is located near the Immaculate Conception Cathedral. Before it was turned into a park in 1997, it was originally a Japanese garrison for the American prisoners of war in WWII. It was said that about 143 American prisoners of war were burned to death by the Japanese. While the history of the park looks grim, the park in itself doesn’t look as gloomy as its history.
The first thing you’ll notice when you arrive at the site during your Puerto Princesa city tour, is the sturdy arch that serves as a reminder of the event. Inside, you will also see a marker that explains what happened that fateful day of December.
Aside from the arch, you will also see a memorial marker made for the American prisoners who died in Palawan. Beside that is a commemorative monument made by Don Schloat. He was a World War II veteran who had been fortunate to escape from the hands of the Japanese. He placed the marker himself on September 2009, with the help of the city government and Mayor Edward Hagedorn. The sculpture shows a burning man, who is in agony. The sculpture perfectly depicted how devastating a war can be.
Other Places You Will During Your Puerto Princesa City Tour
A Puerto Princesa City tour from Hopping Buddies Travel & Tours, a licensed Palawan travel agency, includes a trip to the following places:
Enjoy a beautiful view of the city at Mitra’s Ranch. You can also try horseback riding at the ranch for a fee. The Rancho Zipline offers 3 lines of excitement with the longest line measured to be about 300 meters long.
Immaculate Conception Cathedral
This is one of the oldest churches built during the Spanish era dating back sometime in 1872.
Palawan Crocodile Farm
This is one of the famous places tourists get excited about during a Puerto Princesa city tour.
A Puerto Princesa tour isn’t just a feast for your eyes but for your taste buds and stomach as well. Be prepared to taste delicious pastries, pizzas and a lot more.
Binuatan Weaving Center or Butterfly Farm
Hopping Buddies Travel & Tours understand that not everyone would like to walk in a garden full of butterflies so we are giving you the choice to either go to the weaving center or the butterfly garden.
Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm
This is a unique prison where inmates (at least those under minimum security) can roam freely.
Do you have questions about our Puerto Princesa city tour? Contact Hopping Buddies Travel & Tours to know more about our services.
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