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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 yesterday via mobile

If you want to go to the heart of Manila, visit the old fortress city of intramural. I recommend Celdran Tours. For a couple of hours you get an overview of the country's history, and a good dose of entertainment courtesy of the theatrical guide.

Thank 114annettep
Reviewed yesterday

Fort Santiago is a sprawling complex that was built in the 16th century. As you walk towards the Fort complex which is a couple of hundred meters from the entrance, there are quaint statues in standing and sitting postures, a building built a few centuries...More

Thank SujaJai
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great educational trip. Not just for me but my family also. Teens were required to research the fort and then tell me about it as we toured. Only issue I really had was the lack of readily available bottled water. It was hot.

Thank patrickfreeman2017
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Also a must visit in Manila despite the fort is not well maintained, leaving you sort of a ruined feeling. You don't expect a Disneyland in Intramuros, do you?

Thank geokantam
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place to spend a morning/ afternoon. But it helps if you are interested in history. Always best to ask for a tour. A good guide would make it more interesting at a leisurely pace. Only a couple of hours needed.

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Once inside, eventually head over to the right to get some good views of the city along the water. This is a nice fort with some very good history. If in Intramuros, do stop in.

Thank nriemen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's quite hot now tht they renovated it and completely paved it with less landscaping, but it's still a good reminder of what used to be. Always great to see this area. Make sure to see it on a Carlos Celdran tour!

Thank SairaMargarita
Reviewed 1 week ago

Old fort with europian architecture . You have to pay entrance fee, 75 php (about 1.5$ ) . It's a calm and beautiful place just to walk around.

Thank Susanna H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is part of the Intramurous complex. Since we were rushing through our visit, we focused only on select few aspects of the Fort. The most important thing to learn is about the glory of Philippines' great hero, Rizal. I would strongly recommend this place...More

Thank Raghuraman C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the place for the authentic buildings ( or what is left of it)....history at its best......entrance fee only 1.5 dollars.......place needs more upkeep and restoration work.....worth seeing

Thank robert w
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Alexiel K
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Response from Taxi818 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think there is a charge to shoot anything. Everyone is helpful and friendly.
11 June 2015|
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Response from Tom P | Reviewed this property |
We got there about 9:00 and it was open. I think they close at 6:00