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Fort Santiago

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Address: Gen Luna St | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
Phone Number: 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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Homage to Rizal

It is basically a museum to honour Philippino freedom fighter and hero, Rizal, who was imprisoned there and later executed there. The museum is well documented, in English, too... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 April 2016
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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

It is basically a museum to honour Philippino freedom fighter and hero, Rizal, who was imprisoned there and later executed there. The museum is well documented, in English, too. Check out the golden footsteps that he walked to his execution. It is surrounded by pleasant tropical gardens and there are a few cafes and shops.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

It is a Fort built by the Spanish. Relive stories of the Spanish Colonial Period & World War II. Also, learn about the life of Philippine National Hero, Jose Rizal.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

The fort is one of the most important historical sites in Manila. Several lives were lost in its prisons during the Spanish Colonial Period and World War II.Nice place to visit and you'll learn a lot of things.The entrance fee here is P70.00per head.It's good to go there ealy as it's very hot and humid in the afternoon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

This proved to be more than just another old Spanish fort. The Rizal furniture exhibit, the memorial to those Filipinos killed in the dungeon during WWII, the beautiful gardens, walks, horse drawn carriages and historic buildings made my trip there very memorable.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

If you want to learn a little bit about Philippine history and national hero Dr. Jose Rizal then this is a good place to visit. The exhibition on the life and works of Dr. Jose Rizal is particularly interesting and there are some surprising facts that may interest even those who may have read or come across Rizal's work. This... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

This is great fort, and it's worth to visit. It's open 0800am, and I think it's best time to go there. At that time there is no many of tourists and temperature is not so bad than noon. There is also restaurant in it, so you can buy food or water if need some.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

After paying 75 peso and walking through the tranquil gardens, you come across Fort Santiago. Not as impressive as some other forts around the world, and may need better management to maintain. but, the museum of Rizal and his final moments adds a unique touch as you follow the life of one individual really makes the fort feel more alive... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

such an amazing place to walk around to see how much of the history of the Philippines this place has nice paths very clean place you will need a few hours to see all things was lucky to go into underground cell a rare treat fantastic photographic area

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

The place (Intramuros and Fort Santiago) offers a good ground for photo-lovers and a good overview of Colonial history especially what happened to Jose Rizal during his last days prior to execution. Our kid loves it but you need to pack lots of sunscreen and drink lots of fluid (and even eat a hearty meal) prior to coming here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

For me it's one of the best places to visit in Manila. Relaxing walk in the park, nice view over town across the river

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