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Davao Attractions

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The harmony of religions, cultures and history in the city is immortalized in Davao’s parks, churches and monuments.

Battle Memorial
– A historical marker of the longest-fought battle between the troops of the American liberation forces and Japanese imperial arm which took place in Mintal, Tugbok District. (Mintal Elementary School)

Camp Domingo Leonor
– Quarters of the Spanish and later American soldiers in the 1920s. (San Pedro St.)

City Hall of Davao
– The former municipal building constructed in 1926. (San Pedro St.)

Davao Museum
– Houses artifacts of Davao’s indigenous tribes and photographs of the city’s historic events and history of its pioneering families. (Insular Village II, Lanang)

Davao Historical Society Museum
– Features the historical and indigenous collections of the Davao Historical Society (Magsaysay Park)

Fort of Datu Bago
- Site of the bastion of the Muslim hero Datu Bago who lorded over the Tagloc River, the old name of Davao River. (Junction of Washington St. and Quimpo Blvd.)

Furukawa Plantation
– The abaca plantation in Daliao which was acquired from the Bagobos as a result of the Otha Public Land Act in 1903. (Toril)

Japanese Museum
– The museum features historical accounts of the Japanese community residing in Davao before and during the war including their tools which they used in the abaca plantations, currencies, publications, among others. (Calinan)

Japanese Peace Memorial Shrine
– During the “Ubon Yasumi,” Japan’s version of All Souls’ Day held in August, Japanese war veterans and their kin take a pilgrimage to visit this memorial shrine. (Mintal)

Lon Wa Buddhist Temple
- The biggest Buddhist temple in Mindanao is set in environment of candle trees and bamboo with an imposing statue of the Buddha and his life depicted in wood carving. (R. Cabaguio Ave.)

Memorial to a Brave Son
- This memorial marker was built in recognition of the gallantry of Armando Generoso, who died in the very site of the bridge while defending it from the Japanese invaders during World War ll. (Gov. Generoso Bridge)

Mindanao Taoist Temple
– Houses the holy icons of the Taoist religion. (J.P. Cabaguio Ave.)

Mintal Historical Marker
– A memorial to Col. Yamada who defended Mintal during the war. It is also the site of the visit of McArthur, Stillwel and Eichelberger. (Mintal)

Monument of Peace & Unity
– Unveiled during the celebration of the Philippine Centennial in 1998, the monument depicts the peaceful relationship of the migrant and indigenous inhabitants of Davao in the last 100 years. (San Pedro St.)

Mosques
– Islam is also one of the major religions in the city with several places of worships found in Bankerohan, Quezon Blvd., Panacan, Quimpo Blvd., among others.

Old Japanese Houses
– The site of old Japanese homes, warehouses and abaca processing and drying plants before and during World War ll. (Mintal, Tugbok District & Toril District)

Osmeña Park
– Formerly known as the Plaza, this was the site of the settlement of the early Davaoeños. (San Pedro St.)

Ottha Kyosaburu Memorial Shrine
– A memorial obelisk built in honor of Otha Kyosaburu who invoked the Public Land Act No. 926 of 1903. (Mintal Elementary School)

Oyanguren Landing Site
– The landing site of Don Jose Oyanguren y Cruz of Guipuzcoa, Spain, the Spanish conqueror who later became the Governor of Davao. (Rodriguez Park, Quezon Blvd.)

San Pedro Cathedral
– One of the oldest churches in Mindanao, the original structure of the church was built in 1847 in honor of St. Peter, the city’s patron saint. The old altar is preserved at the right wing of the cathedral. (San Pedro St.).

Shrine of the Holy Infant Jesus of Prague
– A local mecca of the city’s Roman Catholic devotees. (Shrine Hill, Matina)

St. Mary of Perpetual Rosary
– A shrine built in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary which features series of steps which leads to the main chapel. (Buhangin District)

Talomo Beach
– Sunken warships during the Second World War can be found just 200 meters from the shore. (Talomo District)

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