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San Fernando

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San Fernando is a city and capital of the province of Pampanga, known as the Christmas Capital of the Philippines.


The city gains its name after King Ferdinand III of Spain

Get in[edit]

San Fernando lies at a major highway crossroads; the toll North Luzon Expressway, and national highways MacArthur Highway and Jose Abad Santos Avenue meet here.

Get around[edit]

Map of San Fernando (Pampanga)

By jeepney[edit]

You can hop onto a colorful jeepney which takes you most corners of the city, but most run only at major roads

By tricycle[edit]


  • 1 Paskuhan Village. Christmas-themed park, open all year round Paskuhan Village (Q7142225) on Wikidata Paskuhan Village on Wikipedia
  • 2 Sky Ranch Pampanga, +63 45 963-7681. Mo-Fr 3PM-midnight Sa-Su noon-midnight. Part of SM City Pampanga, it houses Pampanga Eye, a large Ferris wheel providing a 360-degree view of Pampanga, including San Fernando itself, Mount Arayat and Mount Pinatubo
  • Pampanga Provincial Capitol, Capitol Boulevard. American-era Neoclassical building housing the offices of the provincial government of Pampanga Pampanga Provincial Capitol (Q7129402) on Wikidata Pampanga Provincial Capitol on Wikipedia

Historic sites[edit]

  • San Fernando Station. A restored railway station along the abandoned Philippines National Railways northern main line, noted as the end of the 102-kilometer (63-mile) Bataan Death March. The restored station houses a boxcar used in the trains that carried surrendered soldiers to Capas, Tarlac.



  • Giant Parol Festival (December)

Religiously observances[edit]

The crucifixions at San Pedro Cutud
  • Crucifixions at San Pedro Cutud (Good Friday) - realistic reenactment of the crucifixion of Jesus, where penitents, usually men, are crucified on the hill in the barangay of San Pedro Cutud.


  • 1 Bren Z. Guiao Sports Complex and Convention Center. A giant arena with a seating capacity of 30,000 people, used for conventions, concerts, sports, beauty pageants


  • 1 SM City Pampanga, Jose Abad Santos Avenue, Lagundi (Near NLEX San Fernando Exit). 10:00-22:00. Giant SM mall opened in 2000, with hundreds of shops and restaurants, and the Sky Ranch Pampanga theme park (see #See) SM City Pampanga (Q7391477) on Wikidata SM City Pampanga on Wikipedia





Go next[edit]

Routes through San Fernando
ManilaSan Simon  S North Luzon Expressway new logo.png N  Angeles
MalolosSanto Tomas  S N2 (Philippines).svg N  Angeles
GapanMexico  E N3 (Philippines).svg W  BacolorOlongapo

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