- Hear Our Rich Heritage
Plaza Heneral Santos
A mix of elegant modernity and refreshingly green landscapes, Plaza Heneral Santos is the perfect place for a tranquil stroll no matter what time of day it may be. It is also here that the remains of GenSan’s founder is buried under his monument.
This chalice-shaped avenue was named after the 69 Pioneers who came with Gen. Paulino T. Santos to establish the city. Churches of various religion surround the chalice base, holding the government center. This was conceived by Santos’ engineer since the late General believed that churches should serve to support the government.
The NDDU museum can be found inside the university’s main building. The museum houses a collection of historical antiques and artifacts which consist of past relics previously owned by General Santos himself. A Pacman corner can also be found in the museum to pay tribute to the 8-world boxing champion, Manny Pacquiao.
The Hadano Park (Drive though)
Named after Gensan’s international sister City, Hadano, Japan, the park remained as a symbolism of the rich economic and cultural ties between Gensan and Hadano.
The only cultural museum of the area, it showcases the rich cultural heritage of the tri-peoples’ ( Muslims, B’laans and Christians) harmonious existence in the SOCCSARGEN region. It can be found inside of GenSan’s only State University, the MSU campus’ Y Building.
GPS Landing Site: Pioneer’s Park (Drive though)
This is known for being the landing site of the city’s founder, Gen. Paulino T. Santos along with the 69 other pioneers who established the city. The boat MV Basilan docked in this landing site 75 years ago (February 27, 1938).
Queen Tuna Park (Drive though))
The whole stretch of Queen Tuna Park (formerly Lion’s Beach) was the first Fish Landing Site of the City. History tells us that the daily Tuna catch are displayed on the shores for buyers to choose from. This situation paved the way to the construction of the Gensan Fishport.
Gensan Public Market (Drive though)
The main central public market of GenSan can be found along I. Santiago and P. Acharon Boulevard. The market sells almost everything from sea foods to other BIMP barter goods and products such as malongs from
A former cemetery, the Gensan Bagsakan houses the ambulant vendors of Gensan occupying the various Gensan thoroughfares before. They were formed into a cooperative, and is now one of the most successful cooperatives in Gensan today.
Biggest Japanese Bunker Brgy. Ligaya
Gensan currently houses 33 Japanese Bunkers which are remnants of the Japanese World War II occupation. These bunkers have since become a historical attraction of the city. The largest one can be currently found in Barangay Ligaya.
Manilay Ancestral Home
Valuable antiques and artefacts of the Manilay family, were brought to Gensan and housed in a miniature old family dwelling in Luzon. The presence of old cars, still road – worthy, completes the
For tour packages:
Wow GenSan Association of Tour Operators
Contact Person: Mary Donnabelle H. Ong
Marich Travel Angency
Mendaros Bldg., Daproza Ave., Gen. Santos City