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Fort Santiago

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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

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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History lesson with Mrs F

Lovely place and some surprising history. I did not know the British visited Manila ahead of the Spanish until now.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Martyn F
Cannock, United Kingdom
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Quezon City, Philippines
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did the horse drawn carriage ride around the old historic part of the city. Fort Santiago was included. The entire family enjoyed the Fort. The views are especially amazing. A lot of history here. A must see for any local family with children. A must see for foreign visitors as well.

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Cannock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely place and some surprising history. I did not know the British visited Manila ahead of the Spanish until now.

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Cerritos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bordered by the entrance of the Pasig river, the fort made of lava rock and surrounded by a moat, is great site for appreciating the Spanish colonial era. A museum of Jose Rizal's last days of his trial, imprisonment, and last steps is located in the fort. A great intro to learning Filipino history.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an important place in the history of Manila so it's a 'must see'. Think it cost 70 pesos to go in. There are a few signs that give information about each building.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A place that needs repair & cleaning up. But the scenary of the Pagus river and the nearby chinatown from the fort is nice & relaxing. The fort and dungeons look creepy at some point of time after listening to the tour guide explanation of many WWII prisoners died by drowning or how the bodies are simply "flushed" out from... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful historical park in the heart of intramuros. A must see when visiting Manila. A nice walk in the park with wide alleys and a small cafe to relax under a tree canopy.

Thank Tal2
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my friends visited this place on a gloomy day. We were very excited since we were still kids when we last visited Fort Santiago. Seeing the old walls that are still very sturdy until this time brings amazement to us. We could just imagine how this place was built during the time where there were no modern machineries... More 

Thank Kate G
Olathe, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Old Fort in Manila that has a lot of history, which includes world war II. You can walk through the Fort and read/see many things that happened at that Fort. The Philippines national hero "Rizal", was in prison there, and when he left there, it was to face a firing squad.

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Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

For those who are into history this is a place to be. It is like a huge park with statues and plagues and different areas to see. There are a few buildings to go into and information are place around the fort. The fort itself is facing the river.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here with my husband. The place is nice especially the architectural design which is reserved through how many decades now. Highly recommend to visit. Experience Spanish period... surely i'll bring my daughter again..

Thank maru583

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