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Fort Santiago

Gen Luna St | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
63 2 527 1572
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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.
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  • Very good47%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Gen Luna St | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
63 2 527 1572
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Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

If you're not so interested on Philippine History, going to this place would realized you to be a proud Pilipino! ✌🏻️😂 From lawton we rode on a pedicab. It cost 60pesos. Some pedicab drivers would offer you to take a tour inside the Intramuros. But...More

Thank Andrea Nicole B
Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

An important place to visit especially for the Filipino like me. I've been here twice. The first time I went here was last 2012. The Rizal musuem was not good before. Nag-iba ang position ng lahat ng mga display sa loob. Maayos na ang lightings,...More

Thank Aimi S
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Saw a 12 minute video of the fort during the war. It's was a pity that they were doing repairs so half of the compound was out of bounds.

Thank Travelingnanaoversea
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Fort Santiago is the military wing of the original Spanish walled City (Intramuros) which dates back to around 1571. The City became the center of the Spanish Government and business and today it many of the original buildings are still operating. Places to definitely see...More

Thank loloardo
Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

This is a very historical place for Filipinos to remember The old days of Spanish Era and life of Dr.Jose Rizal National Hero of the Philippines.

Thank Boyzone2
Reviewed June 27, 2016

the Fort is one of the tourist destination. It's just an old complex of walls and fortifications. Unfortunately there has been little restoration efforts, but the visit is a good reason to learn more about the history of the Philippines and the US relations.

Thank Tomk9
Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

I went to visit Fort Santiago because I was in the old town and it was ranked so highly on TripAdvisor. It was 75 pesos to enter and all I saw was construction work being done. You can only walk down one main path which...More

Thank Kelley H
Reviewed June 22, 2016

Fort Santiago in Manila is the best place to visit if you want to learn some quick information about Jose Rizal - the Philippines' National Hero. The museum is dedicated solely for Jose Rizal memorabilia that could give you an idea of how his life...More

Thank DivePokPok
Reviewed June 19, 2016

You'll get to know Rizal, but the most disturbing part was the dungeons. It's hard to imagine how life was like for Filipinos back then who were detained in those cells.. Creepy

Thank Joanne Marie N
Reviewed June 18, 2016

Much more signage is needed to explain.. this fort has layer upon layer of history and well preserved so you can capture past event sin your mind... The WWII Japanese murders and massacres dont mean much but theory until you look at the cells and...More

Thank Garry R
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Alexiel K
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Response from Taxi818 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think there is a charge to shoot anything. Everyone is helpful and friendly.
June 10, 2015|
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Response from Tom P | Reviewed this property |
We got there about 9:00 and it was open. I think they close at 6:00