Corregidor Island, locally called ‘Isla ng Corregidor”, is an island located at the entrance of Manila Bay in southwestern part of Luzon Island in the Philippines.
Due to this location, Corregidor was fortified with several coastal artillery and ammunition magazines to defend the entrance of Manila Bay and the City of Manila from attacks by enemy warships in the event of war. Located 48 kilometers (30 mi) inland, Manila has been the largest city and the most important seaport in the Philippines for centuries: from the colonial rule of Spain, Japan and the United States, to the establishment of the Republic of the Philippines in 1946.
Corregidor (Fort Mills) is the largest of the islands that formed the harbor defenses of Manila Bay together with El Fraile Island (Fort Drum), Caballo Island (Fort Hughes) and Carabao Island (Fort Frank), which were all fortified during the American liberation of the country. The island was also the site of a small military airfield, as part of the defense.
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Places and Landmarks to Explore:
- Lorcha Dock
- Malinta Tunnel
- The Battery Way Mortars
- Ruins of Mile-Long Barracks
- The Anti-aircraft Gun Relics
- The Battery Hearn
- The view of Caballo Island
- The Beach Side
- The Japanese Garden of Peace
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