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Fort Santiago

Gen Luna St | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
63 2 527 1572
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Gen Luna St | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
63 2 527 1572
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s worth a visit while visiting Intramuros. Fort Santiago takes you back in the time when the country was a Spanish colony and even if its conservation could be better, deserves a walk.

Thank shadylau
Reviewed 4 days ago

Fort Santiago served as a military base for the Spanish settlers, then the Japanese, and last the Americans. It has not passed the test of time; unfortunately, most of it has been destroyed either by earthquakes or the wars. The main gate bust up one's...More

Thank Niro K
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Good way to spend a few hours. I visited early morning and so it was not too crowded. There are places to sit in case it gets too hot or tiring.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago

Spent around 3 hours walking around. That is a pretty big park area by the river, with a small museum of Filipinos nationalist José Rizal. The park is well-maintained (with a small entrance fee that I forgot how much), interesting and relax to spend half...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Inside Intramuros, the walled city, is the oldest Spanish fortress in the Philippines. The fort served as the US Army Headquarters during World War II. The Japanese captured the fort during the 1945 Battle of Manila and used it as a prison to torture Filipino...More

Thank ITRT
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is located in the middle of the old city, Intramuros. The place has forts, canons, and the historical cell of the National Hero, Jose Rizal. He was imprisoned here days before his death in nearby luneta Park. A must see in Manila

Thank Gene P
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the remaining place to feel the historic Spanish Colonial charm. It's one of those places that you can just shut your eyes and try to imagine what was going on there hundreds of years ago.

Thank Grace Michelle T
Reviewed 1 week ago

It looks ancient and interesting, but mostly it's just a historical site, beautiful and nice, but only that.

Thank medituya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

our visit was very remarkable and full of knowledge. my wife enjoyed it and we even have a chat with the guides there.

Thank RayMarvyn P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The old walls of Fort Santiago are worth visiting as are the old cites of cannons overlooking the river. However the highlight is the museum dedicated to Dr. Rezal the martyred father of the Philippines. The museum is in the building where Rezal was imprisoned...More

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I don't think there is a charge to shoot anything. Everyone is helpful and friendly.