Historical Tourist Attractions:
SHRINE OF THE HOLY INFANT JESUS OF
Matina, Davao City-about 6 kms. South
of the city
attractions: Open air chapel with replicas
of the Holy Infant Jesus of Prague and that of Our Lady of Fatima,
magnificent views of fruit bearing trees and coconut plantation.
Facilities: Retreat house, seminar
hall, canteen, childrens playground, pilgrims hall, restaurant,
souvenir shop selling religious articles, rosaries, medals, pamphlets,
JAPANESE PEACE MEMORIAL SHRINE/CEMETERY
Catalunan Grande and Mintal - About
- 9 kms and 15 kms. respectively from the city of Davao southwest
of the city center and could be reached by private or hired vehicles.
Attractions: A memorial shrine dedicated
to the brotherhood of all men regardless of race, creed or ideology.
It decrees the futility of war as means of settling international
dispute. The site is the pilgrimage place of big groups of Japanese
war veterans, widows and kins during the annual Reunion for Peace
Program of the Department of Tourism.
Talomo, Davao City - about 10 kilometers,
south of the city center.
Attractions: Site of the Second World
War beachhead, sunken, warships about 200 meters from the shore.
SAN PEDRO CATHEDRAL
San Pedro Street/ C.M. Recto Avenues
Attractions: Davao Citys oldest
church named after San Pedro, the patron saint of Davao. The church
was built in the year 1847 during the Spanish period led by Don Jose
Uyanguren, the Spanish Conquestador of Davao. The old altar of then
San Pedro Church is preserved at the right wing of the cathedral featuring
old/ antique images of saints and that of Saint Peter.