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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
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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Intramuros, what's left of old Manila

The place to go when bringing foreign visitors to see Philippine historical sites in the city of Manila. Get to know our national hero Jose Rizal. Enjoy the beautiful garden and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The place to go when bringing foreign visitors to see Philippine historical sites in the city of Manila. Get to know our national hero Jose Rizal. Enjoy the beautiful garden and try riding a kalesa. Get ready for some serious walking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This place takes one back into the era of colonial period of Phillipines history in a short period it can be coverd.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Fort Santiago is located in Intramuros our UNESCO heritage site in my country Philippines and one of our historical landmark. If you are fan of Dr. Jose Rizal our Philippine national hero you can found the Rizal museum inside.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I was expecting more out of the experience of seeing the old fort so I was a bit disappointed. My family enjoyed the horse and carriage ride around Intramuros better than the walk around the Fort.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This place was good to learn a bit of the history of the Philippines. It was disappointing as it wasn't being utilized for much. There is a great souvenir store just outside the main gates of the fort. Interesting to walk the old streets surrounding the Fort.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The fort Santiago looks like a classic Spanish fort. unfortunately many arras are close and you can t visit it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Great place to relax. you will enjoy the scenery and peaceful ambiance there. Plus you will get a chance to know more about our great national hero Dr. Jose Rizal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

great historical place... The great architecture of the past stands a great history of the place... The place is good for the tourist and the family...

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Beautiful garden and area, but the fort is only partly there still and dungeons and others areas are closed to the public. It was OK, not great. The horses only take you on a small round, not worth your money from what we've seen.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

An interesting horse cart ride starting here and letting you visit few more attractions within Intramuros along with a tourist guide makes this place a start point for many tourists. I think the charges were 500PHP per person

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