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Fort Santiago

Gen Luna St | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
63 2 527 1572
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Type: Historic Sites, Parks
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... more » 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. « less
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

My college school is just near the walls. And we has this place for just hanging around. And its still the same until now. It is still a god place to hangout. Bring some foods because there'sno store up there

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

very good history.. but didnt seem to be enough of it!!! emjoyed the history of the fort especially about the hero Rizal

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I graduated from Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila that is inside the fort. Had a trip to this historical walls when me and former college classmates had a reunion. like old times, its great to bring some food, sit down at any selected spot of the walls and have a great conversation while looking over the busy city streets.

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Taguig City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

interesting and excellent day trip ..many things to do and see , small museums and theater reviews ..and walking in the floral gardens and grounds will take several hours.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Visited this fort during a private tour organised by my hotel, and it did not disappoint. Beautiful scenery, informative history (in English) and had a nice little cafe for food and beverages. Would definitely retur.

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Las Pinas, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

There's nothing much to see here. Nevertheless, the place is old but it's awesome. Still, you have to go to this place if ever you are strolling around in Intramuros.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Fort Santiago is within walking distance from the centre of town do it's conveniently placed to visit. There's many interesting features within and around the walls so it's well worth a visit.

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Kuching, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It will take you around 30-45 for this visit around the Fort for a real good look at it and understand it, to enter 75peso per person. Good only if you like historical buildings and history. If not is it just waste of your time.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The old historic part of any city is always my favorite part of any vacation. It's a nice feeling to walk in the foot steps of the city's forefathers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We visited this place last January. Historically speaking, the place was improved and lots of new interesting areas which when I went before 10 years ago was not available. unfortunately, the Rizal's residence when we visited last January was still in renovation. It was worth the visit. You can pay like Php 75 for adults and Php 50-60 for children.... More

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