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Fort Santiago
Manila Top 4 in Can't Miss Attractions

4.3/5
277 Reviews
Historical Site
Liked by 32
Closed Open from 8:00am-7:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: Intramuros, Manila, 1002 Metro Manila
Phone: +63-2-85273155

What people are saying:

we need not travel far frommanila have an adventure. Located in the heart of Old Manila, Intramuros Manila (“within the walls” when translated literally from Spanish) is one of the Philippines’ biggest cultural and historical landmarks.The Walled City and its famous citadel Fort Santiago were the seat of government during the Spanish colonial period. Now, it is still very much a living, breathing city with universities, government offices, banks, hotels, and restaurants—and it is well worth the visit. The best part is you can enjoy most parts of Intramuros Manila without breaking the bank!

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  • Elena257
    Elena257
    Timisoara, Romania
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    The Spanish heritage

    You can see the Spanish glory in the beautiful fort. It is so amazing to cross the ocean and feel like you are in Europe.

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  • marimara954
    marimara954
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    Structurally beautiful

    As Christians, this place boost My faith, feed my soul and full my phone storage , kidding aside this church is worth a visit. Historically speaking this place itself is history.

    Reviewed on /Date(1602829469000+0800)/
  • crlyn85
    crlyn85
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    Worth the trip

    Pretty park in the old city. It was nice to walk around and I felt comfortable there alone. The paths aren’t well marked but it was easy enough to figure out. The grounds were really pretty. I enj...

    Reviewed on /Date(1601550770000+0800)/
  • 727376
    727376
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    Okay place.

    Old Fort, most of it crumbling. Some parts closed, not accessible to people. Okay to go once and walk around.

    Reviewed on /Date(1600724841000+0800)/
  • Citygal12456
    Citygal12456
    Kuala Lumpur
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    Good historical place

    It is beautifully restored and kept clean. Signages and information on items are good. I hope they can continue to maintain it.

    Reviewed on /Date(1599359474000+0800)/

Additional Information

Introduction

Fort Santiago is located on the Pasig River where it was constructed in 1590 as a defense against pirates. It is part of the Intramuros section of Manila. Fort Santiago was named as the Shrine of Freedom in 1950. If you visit Fort Santiago, you can tour the Rizal Shrine to honor the Philippine hero José Rizal who was imprisoned there in a prison cell in 1896. The shrine includes bronze footprints that mark his final steps from the cell to the place where he was executed. You can also tour the dungeon where Japanese soldiers held prisoners during World War II. Come visit Fort Santiago and honor the history and bravery of the Philippine people.
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