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“Historic & peaceful” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fort Santiago

Fort Santiago
Gen Luna St | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
63 2 527 1572
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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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“Historic & peaceful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012 via mobile

The place is very historic, after all it's the start of Pinoy history as we 'western' people know today.
It's also very calm & peaceful inside, nice place to get away from the Manila craziness for a while.
And you get to learn all about Rizal, the national hero. His shrine & execution area is inside.

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“A rare glimpse of the historical Philippinnes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

A nicely preserved part of the Spanish heritage in Manila. The uniformed guards add a special touch, and it is great fun to take photos together with them. A real gem in the sparse tourist offering for tourists in Manila. The surrounding area needs to be improved, and you need to take care not to be hit by a golf ball when scaling the walls of the fort.

Visited November 2012
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Quezon City, Philippines
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“A Tour with A Special Friend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We hired a Calesa and was toured within the walled-city but the most awesome is the Fort Santiago where I was in awe looking at the memorabilia of our National Hero, Dr Jose Rizal. The famous books - Noli and El Fili and preserved in the Rizal Shrine. This is really marvelous and good for elementary and high school students. I suggest, a good tour guide inside the shrine should tour the visitors and explained a little what impact and influence those memorabilia has on our history and the country in general.

Visited June 2012
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Really good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Fort Santiago was really good place to visit. There so much improvements, shops to visit and stroll, restaurants to hang out and dine.

Visited November 2012
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Maui, Hawaii
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“Magnificent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

remarkable historical landscape you cannot ignore. i wish i have more time to visit more often with family and friends.

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