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Fort Santiago

Gen Luna St | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
63 2 527 1572
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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.
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  • Average19%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Gen Luna St | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
63 2 527 1572
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Fort Santiago with our friend from Australia. We availed of a tour just for the 4 of us ( me, my brother, cousin and Aussie friend) and rode on a "kalesa". Our friend enjoyed the ride very much. :D The tour was very informative...More

Thank iamsarahmay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful old stone fort. Well kept and clean. Some small areas in museum are air conditioned. Lovely sweet smelling flower trees in main courtyard.

Thank Leah N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice to walk the battlements and great factual exhibition on Rizal. Not too busy and a nice green area in the city center.

Thank James L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a must to visit Fort Santiago if you visit Manila. Most of the written history starts here. Don't forget Jose Rizal museum too.

Thank Liza N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Learnt about how the fort is made from adobe, and easily destroyed. Small place, but worth a visit if just to get away from Manila city

Thank Jean T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the scavenger hunt around the place and loved every minute of it. First we watched a movie which had a brief history so when we walk around and read the information we had a bit of context. I bought a book while I...More

Thank Megan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing place to visit. The signs were very helpful, I learnt a lot about the history of the fort. The gardens that they have incorporated with the old buildings are beautiful. The restoration seems to be ongoing, and what they have done is...More

Thank HelenAvaient
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

our tour guide was most informative and spent 1 hour at the Fort with us. we walked thru its ground and understood more about its history. must visit.

Thank vdsl90
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit if you have any interest in history. This fort was built by the Spanish, was occupied by the Japanese, and was where Rizal was held before his execution. Some well maintained areas, and nice views over the river. It was not too...More

Thank Max W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place certainly has potential but it still quite underdeveloped as a tourist site. Restoration has begun and it is interesting to visit.

Thank Paul G
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I don't think there is a charge to shoot anything. Everyone is helpful and friendly.