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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
Description: 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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Nice relaxed visit

Spent a few hours here, took it slowly and there are lots of placards about giving the history of the area. The river can be a bit smelly but the gardens were peaceful

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Actually everytime i travelled to Cebu i preffered to stay at Waterfront Hotel but because of the top rated reviewed that i read i choiced the best western hotel. Upon arrival i expect so much from this hotel. The food, the room, the amenities and the good service from the crew. Though the Front desk personnel, the guard and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Spent a few hours here, took it slowly and there are lots of placards about giving the history of the area. The river can be a bit smelly but the gardens were peaceful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The structure might be old but it showed how majestic the place was before it was destroyed during the war .

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Fort Santiago is a real gem for Manila Tourists. It's a piece of old Spain in the middle of the tropics. When you visit, be sure to go into the Jose Rizal exhibit. He is the national hero of the Philippines, and he was a pretty amazing guy. While you are in this part of Manila, also make time to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

interesting place if you enjoy history, some of the fort had been damaged but what was left was fairly well cared for

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I took the "Walk this Way" tour which begins at Santiago. One of the best tours I've taken. See review.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Being a history buff I found Fort Santiago a most interesting and well-maintained location to visit. The manner is which this significant (and often tragic) historical landmark has been maintained is very sensitive and tranquil. I certainly enjoyed the 2 or 3 hours that I spent there in the hot and humid midday heat - cooled off by the sea... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

This used to be the old town of the Philippines. The old Maynilad. Compared with other old towns of other countries in Europe, this Fort more than triple in size.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Ft. Santiago is worth a look around if you are in Intramuros. You can see where Jose Rizal was held, and walk the path that he took before he was executed. There are also areas to have a nice picnic or get out of the sun for a bit. On the way out, there are a few shops and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I met two Filipina friends and we explored the grounds and walls of the original Spanish fort at Manila. It is quite large and well preserved. Lots of views as the fort is now surrounded by the city. It was a hot and humid day but there is plenty of shade to hide in. The fort is adjacent (or part... More 

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