September 20, 2017

Corregidor Island Spanish Lighthouse

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  • Said to be located in the highest point of the whole Corregidor Island, the Spanish Lighthouse gives anyone who climbs it the best and an unobstructed view of the neighboring islands, Bataan, Cavite, and, when lucky, even Manila.

    IMAGE Philippine Primer

    The lighthouse was first built during the Spanish colonization in the 1850s, and it was able to guide navigators as they sail across the waters of the country since its construction. However, during the Second World War, the Japanese bombarded the island, severely damaging the lighthouse. The lighthouse was demolished in 1950 and was reconstructed with the bricks that remained in the area.

    The stairs to the viewing deck is steep and tiring, so climbing the steps to the top won’t probably be the best idea for those with a fear of heights. Despite this, it would surely be rewarding once you’re there, as you are overlooking the sea and the islands that surround Corregidor. It’s a special place to remember and commemorate the lives lost during the war.

    View from the top of the lighthouse/IMAGE Philippine Primer

    After the tiring climb up and down the lighthouse, you may visit the Spanish Museum or the rows of souvenir shops outside which sells old paper bills, Corregidor shirts, and memorabilia for every collector out there.

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