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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
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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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Manila Old and New: Sightseeing Tour Including Intramuros and Fort Santiago

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Beautiful!

Thoroughly enjoyed the 30mibs or so we spent here. The gardens and buildings are beautiful and the facilities are great. The sea breeze off the lookout was beautiful on a hot... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Santa Rosa, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I studied in Manila but this is the first time I went to this place. Not bad actually. If you love peace and quiet and a little curious about Philippines' national hero, wear your most comfortable clothes and take peek. You can have nice nostalgic photos here like most of the pre-nuptial wedding photos are taken,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the 30mibs or so we spent here. The gardens and buildings are beautiful and the facilities are great. The sea breeze off the lookout was beautiful on a hot, steamy morning. The cost was 125php for mother and 11yo child. Well worth exploring the history of this remarkable site.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was an interesting place to visit to start in Manila. It gives a good perspective Rizal and the history related to him.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting historical places like Fort Santiago is nice and good. My friends and I get to relive the life of our national hero Dr. Jose Rizal as he is detained in Fort Santiago before he was executed. And there's also a museum for Dr. Jose Rizal showcasing his life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A place steeped in history. a beautiful place to visit, lush green gardens, historical buildings, a fort built by the Spanish built in the 1700'''s , and used by General Mac in ww2, theres also a museum to Philippine national hero Rizal.you can either get a tour guide at the gate for a fee, or just stroll around yourself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent an hour exploring the old fort and the museum dedicated to Jose Rizal. You definitely need more than an hour here! Rich with history and passion this fort takes you back in time. Beautiful view of the skyline (which includes the Manila Cathedral). A must see! Only 75 PHP per adult as well! Have cash on you-most food places... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a good historical sight but not amazing. The ruins are good and you can walk around them and some good views of the city over the dirty river. A good souvenir shop with items for all budgets and a cheap cafe. The best part for me was the shaded areas away from the heat as it was just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fort is well worth a visit. In the museum, I learned a lot about Philippines history and Jose Rizal. The grounds are quite nice, and fairly well maintained. There is an old chapel to visit as well. And there are views onto the river.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ticket fee Php 75. No map, a lot of renovation. It's a spanish fort in front of pasig river around 15 century.it's manila famous attraction but average.need maintenance

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Fort Santiago along with other attractions at the Intramurous. They were refurbishing the place when we went. Overall an OK experience.

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