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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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Fort Santiago is within the intramurous. This was built by the Spaniards. And became famous because the Filipino national hero Rizal was killed by D Spanish rulers It's quite... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Its a good thing Fort Santiago is being preserved and restored. There was a renovation when we visited Fort Santiago as part of the improvement of the place.

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Paranaque, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's not just cheap for a pre-debut shoot but it is also rich in history and culture that whenever I look back to my debut photos, certain flashbacks from our Philippine History captures my nationalistic side. Thank God for Fort Santiago, a memory of the past reclaimed.

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Cavite City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are an old soul searching for rich history, this one is your happy place. Fort Santiago is packed with old structures, old things, old places. The smell of history is very fulfilling. When we visited, part of the places are being maintained. It is really nice to walk around and step on a place where you knew that... More 

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We went there on our day of from work. I thought it was not very inpressive but all in all in a thing to see and do once in Manil. When the weather is okay it can be a nice trip. History wise it's not bad either. Certainly a think to see and do once on a city trip just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a history student take us through the grounds and museum. We got to the fort late and were able to see it during the late daylight and then the dark of the early evening which gave it a completely different experience. It is amazing that any of the fort has been preserved considering the generations of battles and... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Maybe you would enjoy this site if you had some connection to its past. I didn't really see the point of visiting here, it was neither beautiful nor interesting.

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Goa, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fort Santiago is within the intramurous. This was built by the Spaniards. And became famous because the Filipino national hero Rizal was killed by D Spanish rulers It's quite interesting. And well maintained. Original fort was destroyed in ww2 but this is rebuild.. Nice place most visit in Manila

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have very little time or u are scared of the mad traffic in manila just visit the fort santiago abd u can walk to the church from here. Beautiful is an u derstatement, its marvellous and quite well maintained. Too many hawkers & guides bother the tourists but again thats true fr any tourist place so never mind.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was an interesting place to visit. Always better with a guide. It doesn't take long to visit and you can walk around Intra-muros afterwards.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The entrance is very interesting as well the basement rooms. Most of the place was closed for renovation though it was still interesting/

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