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15 Martyrs Plaza, Naga City, Camarines Sur, Philippines

The 15 Martyrs Plaza in Naga City, Philippines, holds significant historical importance as a memorial commemorating the sacrifice of fifteen local residents during World War II. Situated in the heart of the city along Panganiban Drive, this plaza stands as a reminder of the bravery and patriotism displayed by those who were executed by Japanese forces on January 22, 1945.

Located nearby is the iconic San Francisco Church, a prominent religious landmark in Naga City. The close proximity of the 15 Martyrs Plaza to the San Francisco Church allows visitors to conveniently explore both historical and religious sites in the area. This central location makes it easy for tourists and locals alike to pay their respects at the memorial and then visit the church to admire its architectural beauty and experience its spiritual significance.

Together, these landmarks offer a glimpse into Naga City's rich history and cultural heritage, serving as reminders of both the sacrifices made for freedom and the enduring faith of its residents.

Copyright: Gil Abadines
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Taken: 07/02/2024
Uploaded: 09/05/2024


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