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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Gen Luna St | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Was expecting a really well maintained and historical fort....there are some interesting Spanish walls but other than that, the only interesting aspect of the fort is the museum inside. Overall a bit disappointing

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Michael M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very historical area lots to see hands on area friendly guides area full of history i like this area hope it stays untouched

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank josephdaigle
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the place during the holy week, as part of the Visita Iglesia since they have a Guadalupe Shrine inside the walls of Fort Santiago. The place has been recently renovated, maintained well and surprisingly have an AC inside the walls of the prison...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Eayle8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was taken here by a business associate and even though I'd been to the Philippines many times before I had never heard of this place before. The Philippines has a rich history of Spanish, Japanese and even American colonialism and revolutions of independence. This...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank winprotravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place, full of history. You can get a good view up and down the river. Guards are in old style costumes and will let you take pictures with them. Very old church across the main street, a 5 minute walk. The Fort needs...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's my third time visiting Fort Santiago but it feels like the first time, always when it comes to knowledge I acquire every visit. The facilities are all well maintained. In fact, they are renovating some parts of the place the time I visited but...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank vernnotburn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited fort santiago again this time with a tour guide. One will be amaze with the history of the surroundings, statue and the grounds. Truly remarkable how the tour guide explained every material it represents.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank charmingme2010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i fascinated to be in place where it has history like this fort. so many wars had been past on this place, it was also been a fort on those wars. until today it stands like it was meant for. its beautiful scenery, Rich in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank paulsoriano
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in Manila you have to visit intramuros such a great experience to understand some of Philippines history that you must have, excellent walk and ride inside the walls of the intramuros life. it’s a must...!!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank R6824XFjuana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Fort Santiago is a place where you can learn more about the history of Philppines. It also have a lot of angles, corners for people who love photography.

Date of experience: May 2019
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reymarkc2019
February 15, 2019|
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November 5, 2018|
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We were charge Php 75 each to enter the Fort. You might get a discount if you’re taking your students for a tour. It’ll be best if you contact them ahead of time plus get a curator to give you the tour. Enjoy!!!
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September 20, 2018|
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50 for Adults not sure for kids
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