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Address: Gen Luna St | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
Phone Number:
63 2 527 1572
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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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Time Travel

I feel like returning to the time where you want to be. the time of war and invasion but the experience is great.

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jeffrey L
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Heathcote, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Rather than be rushed through by taking a tour, with a guide, (I had experiences of that in a 2016 holiday in Turkey) I found my own way there and enjoyed at my leisure. I must have spent close to 3 hours there, but I am ex military, and a military history, plus cultural history buff. You CAN do some... More 

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Sandnessjoen, Norway
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I would recommend this attraction if you are in Manila. The guide, Carlos Celdran, who's a former(?) actor is really funny and is actually a big part of the attraction. I don't think it would be as good if there were a "normal" person guiding the tour, lol. Anyway, Celdran takes you on a journey through Filippino history that's absolutely... More 

Thank Malin E
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A place must visit in Manila. We walked along Intramuros wall, visit the old San Agustin church and ake a ride called "Kalesa". Just be careful with some thrifty drivers. Heaps of nice restaurants for dinner..

Thank Lhorayne O
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I feel like returning to the time where you want to be. the time of war and invasion but the experience is great.

Thank Jeffrey L
Manila, Philippines
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We declined the offer of a carriage ride at the entrance. After going around the place, the walking distance did not seem that far to us and perfectly walkable. Although the carriage ride may have gone to other places. In any case, the key to making the most of this tour is to get a guide for the Rizal part... More 

Thank enricoh262
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Historical evidence of many internal and extranal wars of Philippines - World War II, the amunation storage etc etc

Thank Nabanita B
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Intramuros for a little sight seeing and decided to visit the fort since it is very near... I was amazed by the structure ...it is beautiful and worth the visit....highly recommended...

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Again this is at the end of the Intramuros area and is worth the small entrance fee.There is a Rizal museum in here and much evidence of ww11. At the end look at the polluted river!

Thank cathhhhhh
Fagerstrand, Norway
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very interesting part of the history of the Philippines, how it all started with the "moderne times". When the spanish took over the leadership. If the native and Ati people not had the influence of spanish and later americans this country could really still be a very interesting and native culture.

Thank Ulf B
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42 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice fort. No more than that in my opinion. It was nice to walk around. It was so hot tough.... Cheap

Thank Ofek B

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