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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Gen Luna St | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
63 2 527 1572
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Fort Santiago is a large Spanish era fortress buttressing the Intramuros. Damage from WW 2 has largely been restored and walking through the fort has the authentic feel of a 16th century structure. Walkways are generally level and its an easy walk, even for folks...More

Thank EricSkopec
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was the place that prison-ed Dr Jose Rizal in Manila during the Spanish era. It has a lot of picturesque spots to remind you of how Manila was during the 20th century with a modern twist.

Thank U5860CPgeorgeh
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

For only 75 pesos your go back in time to the 1500’s. You‘ll also walk the last steps that Jose Rizal walked prior to his last days. Nice and clean park with an air conditioning museum. There are also a few souvenir shops to browse...More

Thank FellowTraveler739517
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Got a chance to check this place out and found it really interesting. There is a lot of history attached to this site so if you have a chance stop by to learn more

Thank aamoore106
Reviewed 5 days ago

I Visited Fort Santiago for the First Time many years Ago and it does not look any different today . A Historical Spanish city ,early Manila ; during 1500s . A Stronghold and prison too. Wonderful Stone structures . really Interesting to Visit and take...More

Thank raquelneric
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another historical site which you can enlighten you to the history of the Philippines. But, if you don't have much time to spend, I recommend visiting Intramurous first.

Thank Fearless59460256130
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fort Santiago Fort Santiago is one of the few important historical places in Manila, Philippines. It is named after Saint James, the patron saint of Spain. The wooden fort was built in 1671 but stone citadel was built between 1596 and 1602 by Spanish who...More

Thank Tassaduqhussain51
Reviewed 1 week ago

You cannot miss it. Actually it is one of the few things worth to visit in Manila. It is not spectacular but it is an important part of their history. Be careful, as they close some sections on mondays.

Thank Rauldf75
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An historical fort which now becomes a tourist attraction in Manila. This is located in the Intramuros which is the oldest part of manila city. French architecture. Have a museum inside it which is dedicated to Filipino national hero Jose Rizal who was a prisoner...More

Thank Anüsha A
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum for Jose Rizal was very informative--a nice place to spend an hour or two learning about the history of Philippine independence.

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6 November 2018|
Response from annminky | Reviewed this property |
We were charge Php 75 each to enter the Fort. You might get a discount if you’re taking your students for a tour. It’ll be best if you contact them ahead of time plus get a curator to give you the tour. Enjoy!!!
Coleen b
20 September 2018|
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Response from _C6883CV | Reviewed this property |
60 pesos, if I remember it right
3 September 2018|
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Response from momo282389 | Reviewed this property |
They do have a car park space about 1 street away but it is a private one !