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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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Historical but pricey entrance fee for photo sessions

This is a must for first time Manila visitors. The Spanish influence is very evident in this historical place. Ruins during the Spanish occupation of the Philippines were awesome... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This is a must for first time Manila visitors. The Spanish influence is very evident in this historical place. Ruins during the Spanish occupation of the Philippines were awesome. My family and I went there last January 2015 to have a pictorial shoot for my niece . We brought with us some period costumes for her to wear. When we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

very historical. Nice nostalgic structures. Good for photo opp. There's an entrance fee and an optional paid kalesa tour. Area for picnic also available.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

It is unfortunate that not too many historical sites have been preserved in the Philippines. Going around Fort Santiago gives one a feel of the past. The museum has an interesting display which makes history come alive. Things Filipino children learn about in schools are there for you to appreciate. You can take a walk along the walls or trace... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

It is worth a visit to see the history. It is also nice to be able to go into that part of town. There are several other nearby places to visit if you do go to the fort.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Manila, specifically Intramuros, is a big part of my college life. I've spent college there, 6 years ago, at one of the universities situated in Intramuros, and I haven't visited Fort Santiago yet until late last year. It was fascinating to see how the place was built with stones and is still alive up to now. Being stuck in Metro... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Anyone visiting Manila should visit here as this is the true beginning of the city of Manila and represents a real history that you can see all around you. The excellent museum there shows the life and history of Jose Rizal which is fundamental in understanding the Filipino people and the birth of the nation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A prime tourist spot for both foreigners and locals. As part of Intramuros, it actually documents generations upon generations of Filipino history from Spanish to American colonizations, to Japanese and WWII times, including that very brief British occupation. The RIzal museum inside is a true Filipino heritage display and the walk along its walls gives a perfect view of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

i went with my friend to see the heritage centre of Philipines. it was an eye opener to know the various struggles faced by people in the Philippines. the place is beautiful with lots to learn. the chapel and the other monuments are interesting. our travel Guide Jason showed the face of Philipinnes where people are happy even though there... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

It was a thrill to visit this place again after all these years. My daughter was writing a term paper and she asked me and my wife to accmpany her. First stop was the National Mueum. Still the place to go for a bit of history. and a good place to bring kids (and our Balibayn relatives). However, the place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I thought this was part of Intramuros, I guess not. Anyway, check it out! The size of walls are humbling. It makes you feel small, insignificant, like you're seeing something much bigger than your own life. As I said in my Intramuros review, plan to be here awhile. Lots to see, not too crowded, plenty of room to see everything... More 

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