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Fort Santiago

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Address: Gen Luna St | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
Phone Number: 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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Fort Santiago is within the intramurous. This was built by the Spaniards. And became famous because the Filipino national hero Rizal was killed by D Spanish rulers It's quite... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fort Santiago is within the intramurous. This was built by the Spaniards. And became famous because the Filipino national hero Rizal was killed by D Spanish rulers It's quite interesting. And well maintained. Original fort was destroyed in ww2 but this is rebuild.. Nice place most visit in Manila

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have very little time or u are scared of the mad traffic in manila just visit the fort santiago abd u can walk to the church from here. Beautiful is an u derstatement, its marvellous and quite well maintained. Too many hawkers & guides bother the tourists but again thats true fr any tourist place so never mind.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was an interesting place to visit. Always better with a guide. It doesn't take long to visit and you can walk around Intra-muros afterwards.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The entrance is very interesting as well the basement rooms. Most of the place was closed for renovation though it was still interesting/

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like your history you will enjoy this place. José rizal held here till his execution with many letters and artifacts on display. The fort was destroyed during the Battle of manila and rebuilt. Did enjoy walking around it

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Intramuros could be quite a tourist attraction. It's an old part of Manila, with some attractive colonial-era buildings and impressive churches. And it has Fort Santiago - a former military stronghold with impressive fortifications. But rather like the rest of Intramuros, it suffers from a chronic lack of investment and care. The grounds contain a few mildly-interesting artifacts; a couple... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Manila you should definitely try to visit Intramuros (old city area) and Fort Santiago, which is located inside the old city. Its very destroyed but still its one of the most interesting historical buildings to see in Manila. It has a beautiful colonial gate. Fully recommended!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There's lots of re-constructions going on right now (Nov 2016), so parts are fenced off, still worth going there. Don't miss the screening of a "about" movie (it's free and the 'theater' is located right next door to the tourist infocenter) - it has some nice old footage and is well worth the time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i raccomended this place for understand the history phils. very good place with many photos and story.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow nice fort with a good view to the bay. Yachts ready to unload and mangrove leaves are moving slowly. Fortified walls with a place for cannons. Big tunnels for water around the fort. Many photos and statues for Rizal hero of freedom who died 1896.

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