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Fort Santiago

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Address: Gen Luna St | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
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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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Great for a walk in the park

This is inside a big park area and away from the traffic. nice for a day out in the sun and see the fort which won a few wars. Inside is actually quite small and i wonder how they... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

See my review re Intramuros. Do not miss a visit to the Fort and do yourself a favour by hiring a guide at the gate. You'll get a horse drawn carriage tour as part of the php2000 deal and will see the Manila Cathedral too. The history of the Fort is fascinating and really give you great insight into the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's nice to go to if you're trying to find something else to do besides go to another mall. It's a nice walk during a sunny day. Some interesting history too. Not the most exciting but beats a mall on a nice day

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Come here when the place opens to avoid crowds. This area is well preserved. The Jose Rizal Museum is interesting and informative and helps you understand why he is so revered by Filipinos. The visitors center is helpful. This is a great place for a walk and to start your Intramuros tour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is inside a big park area and away from the traffic. nice for a day out in the sun and see the fort which won a few wars. Inside is actually quite small and i wonder how they lived when they were being attacked. Get a guide book if you can to fully understand it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lots to see in history there,, unfortunately lots of construction and a large portion close to the public now… An amazing structure and spreads all around the area…. Worthwhile to visit…

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From Spanish colonization to the execution of the National hero and world War I I. This fort is an excellent place to see a glimpse of the past. There are street vendors right outside the entrance so be prepared.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is a big part of our history, the old artifacts, the old architecture is a plus. And it was clean and nice to roam around.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The 16th century fort is in itself a central part of Philippines history. It's easily accessible by taxi and quite large so not at all crowded. The structure is a mixture of the original 16th century Spanish walls and buildings, with many damaged remains from the WW2 bombings the site incurred. We spent a fascinating three hours walking around the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok for a casual visit nothing extra ordinary Well maintained whatever is left Park mainly for couples

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Some history in the city center, quite interesting for everyone :) a special for peoples who loves old architecture.

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