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Fort Santiago

Gen Luna St | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
63 2 527 1572
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Private Half-Day Makati (Old Manila) with Intramuros
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Manila Old and New: Sightseeing Tour Including Intramuros and Fort Santiago
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Private Half-Day Manila with Rizal Park and Fort Santiago
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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.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good46%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“jose rizal” (155 reviews)
“national hero” (104 reviews)
“rizal museum” (39 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Gen Luna St | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
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63 2 527 1572
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"jose rizal"
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"national hero"
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"rizal museum"
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"pasig river"
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"his life"
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"philippine history"
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"great history"
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"worth a visit"
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"small museum"
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"historical place"
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"entrance fee"
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"spanish occupation"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting history worth a look. We had a very knowledgeable guide which brought it to life for us. We picked up a pony and trap outside the fort as part of our tour this was great fun. One word of caution we were told...More

Thank Maureencovill
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

May be the only place worth seeing in Intramuros. Great old architecture and a slight idea of what it was like for the Filipinos who were imprisoned here by the Spanish rulers in the day, including the Filipino hero, Rizal. Only took us less than...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Fort itself is a little run down, but still and interesting stop. It takes about an hour to walk around the site. Its a bit battered and not as well maintained as some of the Old Forts you would see in Havana, Quebec City,...More

Thank Wingz101
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had to review & brush up on my Philippine history as I took my foreign guests around Intramuros, starting off our tour at Fort Santiago. From the gates, you get to see the main entrance which sets off an excited vibe amongst my guests. The...More

Thank ron d
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I recently visited this fort while in Manila. It was built by a Spanish Conquistador to protect the city. The fort is inside the walled city called Intramuros. Well worth a visit when in Manila. Have a great tour guide to explain...More

Thank Alaska23_Family
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband was retired high school teacher and a history buff so this is very interesting for both of us.

Thank Beata P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful historical place sharing glimpses of the past,loved the place,would love to come back again.

Thank poulomee
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

There is a movie show in the small theater on the left after the ticket booth which is quite interesting but otherwise skip this part and go to the Manila House museum and cathedral.

Thank ricwoo2008
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

as I had worked around the Intramuros area thru the Bureau of Immigration, I have had the pleasure of being asked by friends from abroad on several occasions to play the part of a tour guide. at the center-piece of every tour of course was...More

Thank Trebstacular
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Really peaceful place. Explains lots of history about the Philippines. As a foreigner I gained a greater understanding of the struggles of the country after visiting here and learning about the national hero Jose Rizal. There is a good view of the river as well...More

Thank Tristan R
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