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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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Interesting part of Manila's history

A walk around the fort serves to establish the role of the fort in the historic protection of the city from possible invasion. The museum towards the centre of the fort houses... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A walk around the fort serves to establish the role of the fort in the historic protection of the city from possible invasion. The museum towards the centre of the fort houses artifacts and a detailed explanation of the life of Rizal, a national hero of the Philippines, which I found most enlightening and well presented.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful little fort packed with history. Interesting and informative. Probably one of the best cultural places to visit in Manila. It has lots of open areas where you can sit and soak up the atmosphere or just relax. You can walk on some of the battlements. There is a lovely little moat with lilies in.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good place for a history visit. Sadly during our visit to this place, we were own our own without a local guide therefore, there is nothing much of information that we get.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a main attraction in Manila City. If you have time, do visit this Fort and learn a bit of Philippines' history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To really understand the architecture and history either do some research ahead of time or use a local guide. If you don't you will miss out on lots of the little nuances.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place - fabulous history. Didn't know that Rizal was such a hero to Filipinos - now I know why . The Rizal shrine was excellent

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really not much to see here....sure it's 16th century historic and important to Philippines but it's mostly about Rizal's martyrdom...

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Manila, Philippines
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are philipine student and need to submit photo with your self to ur teacher it will be need to attend. hot and nothing so interested.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The fort depicts the history of the Spainards in Manila. Admission fees is 100 Php. There is a musuem of Rizal,a national hero who was executed by the Spanish. The musuem has 2 floors and cost 10 php. In the second floor you can go around the fort which overlook Manila bay. There is a small convenience store which sell... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to learn about the history of the 400 year old Spanish fort and absorb the beautiful architecture of the buildings that are remaining. A lot of the original buildings were heavily bombed in WWII so some are not all there however it just adds to the picture of what was going on at the time and the... More 

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