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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

This museum and public park was built as a stone fortress at the turn...

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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Historic and peaceful place, must visit

The fort and it's surrendering areas are located in the walled city that is Intramuros, at Manila - the capital city of The Philippines. The fort is one of the most important... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was my 2nd time to visit fort santiago and this time I explored it. There you will see some items and history of Rizal when he was detained there. Rizals manequine inside his room looks creepy but its nice that they have museums like that. There are so many tourist visiting fort santiago. If you want to know something... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The fort and it's surrendering areas are located in the walled city that is Intramuros, at Manila - the capital city of The Philippines. The fort is one of the most important historic sites in the country and also hosts the Rizal museum showcasing the life of Jose Rizal, a national hero. The fort also pays homage to the many... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After you run the gauntlet of the hawkers and hustlers outside, you enter an oasis of peace which is Fort Santiago. The historical reconstruction is sometimes dubious, but a good effort . It will be nice to see it eventually finished. It is a shame that the Philippines government cares so little about this national treasure. The tragedy of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Manila! The Capital of the Philippines! Here in Manila you'll see Intramuros, and inside Intramuros is Fort Santiago. The place where Dr. Jose Rizal was held captive before his execution in Bagumbayan on December 30. The Fort despite being hundred years old seems to be quite tough! We can still see the canyons, the coat of arms in the facade,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Inside Intramuros, the fort is a fairly quiet and lush area, good for a rest spot if you're touring the neighbourhood. It costs Ps75 to enter the grounds, but once inside you can see the remnants of the old fort and relax in the gardens and by the river. Well worth stopping by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This fort was built by te portuguese in the 1500's, it is very interesting point, Prisioneres were held there, and there are some footsteps from Dr. Jose Rizalthe National hero. Alsother you will find a little museum that will explain to you his life and why he was executed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend that to visit Fort Santiago before visiting other historic spots here in the City of Manila. Much of the wall and grounds are preserved and maintained. The main hall that showcases much of Rizal's memorabilia is air-conditioned now, lighted and glassed. - Vehicle Parking There is a designated parking for vehicles in a nearby lot. - Food... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

indeed a wonderful place. a visit at Fort Santiago gives you a glimpse of the Spanish colonial times. the walls, dungeons and grounds are well preserved. i love the the trees surrounding the Fort Santiago, it adds calmness and serenity to the place. a great venue for those who loved peaceful and relaxing ambiance. though some of the walls and... More 

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Santa Rosa, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fort Santiago offers an experience of 19th Century Philippines. Entrance Fee is P75. Prepare yourself for long walks. Bring ample amount of water. There is another museum where one can see authentic Rizal family furnitures, cutlery, plates and others personal things inside with another entrance fee. There were dungeons where one may go inside on some just to get a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Felt like i was stepping back in time to a place with so my history. Would have liked to explore more, but the heat was a little more than I could take on that day.

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