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Fort Santiago

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Address: Gen Luna St | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
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63 2 527 1572
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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This museum and public park was built as a stone fortress at the turn of...

This museum and public park was built as a stone fortress at the turn of the 17th century and marked the beginning of the walled city's riverside barricades.

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Manila Old and New: Sightseeing Tour Including Intramuros and Fort Santiago

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A must see to understand Manila's history

The 16th century fort is in itself a central part of Philippines history. It's easily accessible by taxi and quite large so not at all crowded. The structure is a mixture of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The 16th century fort is in itself a central part of Philippines history. It's easily accessible by taxi and quite large so not at all crowded. The structure is a mixture of the original 16th century Spanish walls and buildings, with many damaged remains from the WW2 bombings the site incurred. We spent a fascinating three hours walking around the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok for a casual visit nothing extra ordinary Well maintained whatever is left Park mainly for couples

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Some history in the city center, quite interesting for everyone :) a special for peoples who loves old architecture.

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quezon city
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When i was a grade school pupil i studied from a remote town in Antique and i saw only this picture thru the school book. and was my dream to see this place.. i reached Manila at the age of 17 years old. and i really compelled my cousin to bring me to Intramuros and it happened. when i stepped... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited the place during the weekend and it was really a good experience you can learn a lot about the Philippines here .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is the place where Jose Rizal, the national hero, was executed by the Spanish. I think it wouldn't be much of a tourist attraction if you didn't come here with someone that could tell you the history behind it. Even though it is the case that you come by yourself, do equip yourself with good materials about the history... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

i have been there many times over the years and each time it has got better. You can do a self tour or have a tour guide, it is set out very well and with the reading material see see walking around. You could spend hours there and still miss something

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There's truly not much to see because the place is not so big. In an hour you could almost cover the entire area. But what makes this place special is the feeling that it could give you, it somehow transcend you like you were in a Spanish era... the cobbled stones, the walled street, the beautiful lotus flowers in the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a Spanish Fort where Jose Rizal was held in. The place has a small museum about his life and death. Many artifacts and human-sized displays that tell of his struggle in fighting for Philippine independence. Must go for those who want to understand more about his life and his contribution to nation-building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great fort which is in a good state of repair and very well looked after. I love history and this fort is full of history which you feel walking through it and touching the walls. It is a great location to take pictures and locals are very friendly. On the water edge there was young people diving... More 

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