Ozamis City Attractions

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Fort Santiago: The Cotta of Ozamiz City

Cotta Shrine

The Fort Santiago is located at the mouth of the Panguil Bay just behind the shrine. It was built in 1756 and has been the military stronghold from then and until now. Historical relics and records were displayed in the Fort’s museum. It is also where the lighthouse was erected.

Cotta Fort (Fuerte de la Concepcion y del Triunfo) and Cotta Shrine

Cotta Fort (Fuerte de la Concepcion y del Triunfo)

Is a popular spot for tourists in Ozamis City, Philippines. Built between 1755 and 1756, this old Spanish fort has been declared a historical landmark. Inside the wall, is a chapel and an image of the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception. Outside the wall facing Panguil Bay is a carved image of the Virgin. The carved image on the wall of the Cotta believed to be miraculously growing and oftenly visited by religious devotees.

In 2006, this old Spanish fort undergone major repairs. Landscaping of the fort and restoration of the damaged portion of the walls were few of the things been done to bring back the fort to its original look.

The photo below is the carved image of the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception on the outside wall of the fort:

Malindang Country Golf Course

Malindang Country Golf Course

A pre-war army facility converted into a beautiful golf course lush with wellmaintained greens, located at the foot of Malindang Mountain

The Bells of Bukagan Hill

Bukagan Hill

A tourist in Ozamiz City should never miss seeing the tower of the four great bells at the top of Bukagan Hill. They are worth the sweat and tires feet if one attempts to go up the hill on foot or the different phobias one experiences as the vehicle goes up. Aside from the wonder of the bells one gets a bonus, the beautiful scenarios around including the panorama of Ozamiz.

Bukagan Hill Bells

The Pipe Organ of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral

The Pipe Organ of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral

A tourist attraction right at the heart of Ozamiz is the pipe organ found in the choir loft of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral. It is the only existing pipe organ in Mindanao and one among the few throughout the country.

Naomi’s Botanical Garden

Naomis Botanical Garden

Located about 1 ½ km. from the city southward and is 100 meters from the National Highway. The garden has a total area of 13 hectares, planted with all kinds of fruit trees (9 hectares) and ornamental plants (rose gardens, rare collection of flowering plants, orchids, bonsai). In addition to the plants, Naomi’s has a ceramic shop producing home decor, jars, and office ornaments, among others.


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