Puerto Real or Arco Real, A Historic Town Gate of Pagsanjan, Laguna

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Pagsanjan’s Town Gate 

Sharing one of Pagsanjan landmarks the Puerto Real.  Photo taken by Ramon F.Velasquez .  “The arch is located at the western entrance of the town along the National Highway.  It leads to Rizal Street (formerly Calle Real) of the town.” (

Pagsanjan Arch also known as Puerto Real or Arco Real is a historic town gate of Pagsanjan, Laguna built from 1878 to 1880 under the supervision of Fray Cipriano Bac. The arch was built by the people of Pagsanjan to express gratitude to their patroness, the Our Lady of Guadalupe, from protecting the town from bandits in 1877.(