Plaza Cuartel

Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

Plaza Cuartel is also known as the "Lover's Park" because there are many couples going there located in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. It is near the wharf of Puerto Princesa so one can get a good view of the blue ocean. At present, it is now a part of the town plaza complex. It is easy to locate by going to the opposite side of Immaculate Conception Cathedral, the citys main cathedral.


This is a good spot to take a rest and just enjoy the beauty of nature by looking out to the clear blue sea of Palawan. Aside from getting close to nature, the place also has a lot of tales to tell. Plaza Cuartel has a colorful history because of the events that happened here during the World War II.

Plaza Cuartel News

  • 10 Must-visit Historical Sites In The Philippines

    10 Must-visit Historical Sites In The Philippines

    In celebration of Independence Day, we give you these under-the-radar destinations that will take you on the best journey yet??"back in time.

    Old places have souls, but none as palpable as those found in landmarks of great historical importance. These places are mute but great storytellers; stationary yet the closest thing to a time machine you'll ever experience. Whether you're a history buff or a curious traveler, you can know more about the Philippines??"its past tragedies, triumphs, and defeats??"by going beyond the trite Luneta or National Museum. Although relatively less popular, thes ...

  • Adventures Palawan Plaza Cuartel

    Adventures Palawan Plaza Cuartel

    Located in Puerto Princesa City in the province of Palawan, Plaza Cuartel is one of the historical sites in the capital of the province.

    Originally built by the Spaniards as a garrison for their troops during the Spanish colonial era in the Philippines, Plaza Cuartel has been converted into a plaza today where one can leisurely stroll and enjoy the beautiful view of the blue seas of Palawan.

    Its serene and peaceful ambiance today is a far cry of the tragic events that happened there during the Second World War. During the last few months of the said war, the Japanese Imperial army, reali ...

  • The Blossoming Puerto Princesa

    The Blossoming Puerto Princesa

    One of the most commendable tourist destinations in the Philippines is Palawan, and its capital, Puerto Princesa, boasts of its modern development but at the same time making sure that it keeps its heritage alive and well. Thousands of travelers flock the busy city for a number of reasons but mainly to visit a cluster of touristy places that are not so far away from each other. Amid the hustle and bustle of the busy streets of Puerto Princesa, there are still those establishments where you and your family can relax and stay comfortably while you plan your tour.

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  • Immaculate Conception Cathedral In Puerto Princesa Palawan

    Immaculate Conception Cathedral In Puerto Princesa Palawan

    Located along the main highway of Puerto Princesa City in Palawan, the Immaculate Conception Cathedral stands as the 'central church' of the island. It is accessible along the Rizal Avenue, fronting the Rizal Monument and Park. For those who do not know "Rizal" comes from the name Jose P. Rizal, who is the National Hero of the Philippines, which is why his name is used in many streets, schools, towns, etc in the country.

    The other side of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral is on Taft St., which is also the same road to access another tourist destination, the Plaza Cuartel. The church serve ...

  • Puerto Princesa Plaza Cuartel

    Puerto Princesa Plaza Cuartel

    palawan's puerto princesa may be famous for its underground river but the said river is in sabang, about two and a half hours' ride away from the city.

    the city proper itself doesn't really hold that many attractions, if you want to know the truth.

    although the plaza cuartel is a place worthy of a visit because it is a living, breathing scar of palawan's dark history. a reminder of a horrific past which calls for the appreciation of today's freedom.

    according to wikipedia, Plaza Cuartel is the restored ruins of an old garrison where Japanese soldiers burned 143 American prisoners of w ...

  • Plaza Cuartel in Puerto Princesa City Palawan

    Plaza Cuartel in Puerto Princesa City Palawan

    Remnants of the untold suffering of some American and Filipino soldiers during the World War II is still found here in this place known as "Plaza Cuartel".

    Located along taft street in Baranggay Liwanag (just across the Immaculate Conception Cathedral and Rizal Park) is a small park with a great history.

    It was built sometime in the 1940's. The historic Plaza Cuartel once served as a garrison of American and Filipino soldiers until they were invaded by the Japanese invaders.

    It may look like an ordinary park, but when you know it's history you will never look at it the same way again. ...