Plaza Quince Martires - Camarines Sur

Plaza Quince Maritres is a significant landmark in Naga City, Camarines Sur, and is located on Penafrancia Street in the city's sentro. The plaza is named after the 15 Bicol Martyrs.

Plaza Quince Martires

Plaza Quince Martires details

Plaza Quince Martires is considered one of the most popular landmarks in Naga City. It can be found in front of San Francisco Church (another popular landmark of the city.) Plaza Quince Martires is highly regarded by the people of Naga or the Naguenos.

Plaza Quince Martires - Naga City, Camarines Sur

It is usually the site used for special government functions or meetings. As a matter of fact, the 2014 Independence Day Ceremony was held in the plaza and it was graced by none other than the President of the Philippines, Benigno Aquino III.

Plaza Quince Martires NHI Marker

Plaza Quince Martires is known for the monument that was erected on November 29, 1926. It shows the faces and names of the 15 Martyrs of Bicol. A marker, also placed in the monument, tells the visitors the plight of these important Bicolano men. 
Images of the 15 martyrs are found around the shrine

The 15 Martyrs were Filipino patriots who were executed for cooperating with the Filipino revolutionaries -the Katipunan. They were executed in Bagumbayan just 5 days after the execution of the National Hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal. However, little did people know that only 11 of the 15 martyrs of Bicol were executed that day. 4 of them already passed away while in exile or imprisonment. 

The shrine in the middle of Plaza Quince Martires

Lady Justice and the eagle

Today, Plaza Quince Martires stands as a stark symbol of Bicolano pride and heroism. One should not miss visiting it if you're in Naga City.

The Backpack Adventures visits Plaza Quince Martires

Plaza Quince Martires Entrance Fee

It's FREE to enter and explore Plaza Quince Martires.

Plaza Quince Martires Operating Hours

Plaza Quince Martires is open 24/7.

Why visit Plaza Quince Martires?

Although Plaza Quince Martires is not considered as one of the main tourist spots in Naga City, it remains to be one of the important landmarks in the city center. Aside from that, it's also a good place to visit if you want to reflect on life or your freedom. 

Getting to Plaza Quince Martires:

From Manila, ride a southbound bus with a signboard heading to Naga City or Legazpi City. Inform the conductor to drop you off at Naga City. From there, there are plenty of tricycles that would be more than happy to bring you to the plaza.

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  1. hi neil
    wonderful photography
    following philippines through your adventures

  2. That shrine looks mighty spanky. Very well maintained.

  3. padre inocencio herrera was born in pateros, a major and the oldest street of pateros is named after him. his mortal remains are in sariaya church.

  4. There is so much history in that single monument there.


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