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Fort Santiago

Gen Luna St | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
63 2 527 1572
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Ranked #5 of 69 Attractions in Manila
Type: Historic Sites, Parks, Cultural
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

This is part of the Intramuros walled city tour. It's turn of the century structures, you will be seeing old architecture and a bit of history. If you got time to kill, a 2-hour tour is not a bad idea to grasp few history lessons about old Manila.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Fort Santiago (and Plaza Moriones) is certainly one of the better kept and more interesting places of interest in the Intramuros historic district of Manila. It's well worth the small (50PHP) entry fee that includes the small park, Fort Santiago and the Rizal Shrine and Museum.

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Salt Lake City, UT, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Fort is not particularly well-armed, grand or remarkable to see, but a good stop during a walk around the historic quarter. Small views across the river from one of the ramparts.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Nothing has much changed about Fort Santiago but one thing commendable is the new look of museum inside Rizal Shrine. The entrance had been moved on the other side coming from the ruins of the 'officers quarter' from the previous location outside facing the 'cell' where the National Hero made his last walk to Bagumbayan. It is cool inside, new... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Close to Intramorus - so worth a detour to see. Plenty of 500+ year history - but no too relevant to a Westerner.

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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Fort Santiago is a fortress used exclusively by high ranking officials during the Spanish regime. Nowadays, it is a park where you can bring food and eat in the shades of the trees. Stroll along the path where Dr. Jose Rizal tread and march towards Luneta for his execution. The museum is great for students who wants to learn about... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Fort Santiago is an important historical landmark in Manila. Originally built by the Spanish as a citadel it formed an integral part of the Walled City called Intramurous. Later, its dungeons were used as prison cells by the Spanish and Japanese; even the national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, was imprisoned here prior to his execution in Bagumbayan Field. In my... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Fort Santiago is a relaxed area within busy and noisy Intramuros. Entrance is not for free, but once inside it is worth. A lot of historical information about Manila and the Philippines, nice, scenic locations and overlooking Pasig river. This was our second visit at Fort and we realized that we missed some things to see, while being there the... More

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Much have been said about this historic place. Intramuros and Fort Santiago is truly one of Manila's heritage parks. But looking out from the inside; one can't help but notice the "less privilege" one's prying on the innocence and absence of inhibitions of tourists. Be wary of people selling beers or cigarettes at an incredibly exorbitant price!. Be careful not... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

There is an enterance fee of PHP 75 per head . Then you have to walk all around in the sun with no guide or pay extra for one . The museum is nice but small .

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