City Attractions

Cotabato city's historical sites are the Takumi Butai Shrine, Kutawato Cave, Shariff Kabunsuan marker, Old Capitol Building at PC Hill, City Hall, and Immaculate Conception Church at Tamontaka, Rio Grande de Mindanao, Maguindanao Motif, PC Hill and Timako Hill.

Kuta-Wato Caves


These Caves are the source of the city's present name for "KUTA" means FORT and "WATO" means STONE hence the name "Stone Fort" which later on became Cotabato.

The Kutawato Caves is a network of caves and tunnels found at the foot of Tantawan. These caves are located right in the heart of the city with four major entrances offering various natural attractions like rock formations, salt water ponds, and underground river.

Its walls of white, beige and brownish shade glitters in the dark and echoes a colorful past dating back to the days when no foreign foot yet trampled upon its land.

The caves had given sanctuary to the natives when the Spaniards tried to convert them into the Castillan Faith and has served the purpose when the Filipino guerillas fought the invading force of the Japanese Imperial Army during the Second World War.

Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto

The Church of Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto Tamantoka is historically linked to the Jesuits in 1871 during the conversion days. The Church is a living witness to the harmony that exists among Muslims and Christians. The statue of the Lady of Lourdes Grotto is a replica of the original in France.

The compound is equipped with ideal retreat house for recollection and seminars, it also includes a mini zoo and a children's park.

Immaculate Conception Church at Tamontaka

Built in 1872 of Spanish architecture and design. It is the oldest church in the city , a relic of the living past.

Old Cotabato City Hall

Located at the center of the City, just in front of the City Plaza is the century old Cotabato City Hall which formerly houses almost all of the city government offices. It showcases a unique and antique architectural design depicting the Muslim Art.

ARMM - Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

This spectacular building houses the Office of ARMM Regional Governor, Regional Legislative Assembly, Shariff Kabunsuan Cultural Center, the Regional Museum and almost all Regional Offices of Region XII and ARMM. The buildings in the compound showcase unique blend of modern and Muslim architecture.