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This well-maintained and very clean museum is A MUST-SEE in Zamboanga City.
Built in the late 17th century by Spanish authorities and have been restored, Fort Pilar was declared as a National Cultural Treasure in the '70s. Within its vast historic structures, the Zamboanga National Museum was housed and was opened to the public in 1985.
The various collections of species of marine life specimens collected mostly from the waters of Sulu Archipelago are featured in one wing. Another structure displays the material culture of three distinct ethnic groups in Mindanao featuring some collections of traditional wooden boats including a houseboat.
One wing is dedicated to artifacts recovered from the sunken British ship, Griffin, that sunk at Sulu Sea in the 1761 and discovered in the '70s.
A landscaped court at the open area of the center of the fort provides a relaxing atmosphere while going around the newly restored structures of this Spanish-architecture building.
Address: Fort Pilar, Zamboanga City
Directions: Open on Monday to Friday. 8AM to 5PM
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