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Plaza Cuartel, Puerto Princesa Overview

Plaza Cuartel is a national historic site located in the city of Puerto Princesa in the Philippines. It is a lovely, well-maintained site with a green garden and is one of the popular places for the locals and tourists visiting the city.

The Spanish originally built it as a garrison during their colonization period. During the second world war, over 150 American soldiers who had taken shelter in a tunnel beneath this park were burnt alive by the Japanese soldiers. The Americans used Cuartel until the war and passed on to the government. A plaza was built on this site in 1952. Memorials for these martyrs have been constructed in the square, and the history of the place can be found on stone tablets. Despite its dark past, it is one of the sites for the locals due to its location close to downtown and well-maintained greenery.

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