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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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Great way to learn history

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW 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 NEW

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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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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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Sydney
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35 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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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Quezon City
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We found the ruins interesting and the well tended gardens beautiful but it was very warm so we did not stay long.

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Ulm, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A plce to forget the frenetic traffic and fell set back a few hundred years. Very interesting site with much history to see and feel!

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