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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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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is nice to know your history and the heroes who died for us. Going to fort santiago is educational. They also offer film showing to further enhance our knowledge of the past!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank den6975
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fort Santiago is Spanish fort during the 15th century up to the late 18th century. It’s a place most the enemy of the state during that time were detain and send to their death. It’s also the main headquarters of the GUWAADIA CIVIL were station...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When in Manila, Philippines you should come stop to see Fort Santiago. If you like museums and history this is one stop for you. But even if you don’t, it’s one of the historical places you’ll come to see in the Philippines. You can spend...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank SushKhera
Reviewed 1 week ago

The fort is preserved with the battlements of the period with cannons on the battlements. Very interesting how the gannons protected attack from the river/sea.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Arnold C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place good coz u stil see the old church and old cannonnon this place.but some of them not good condtion..smething goverment not tke care this place..lots of thing broke..

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kazumi c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a visit if you’re staying in Manila, especially the Rizal museum located within. Great history that I had no idea about until visiting the Philippines.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank steve3311
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent over an hour walking around and taking in the history from the 1500's to WWII. There were a few indoor exhibits which broke up the heat of the outdoors. This included a Lego exhibition. You can also take in the river from the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Stuart l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fort Santiago is a beautiful old fortification, which has been restored in many places due to the damage caused during the defence of the city. It has many information signs explaining the different areas of the fort and despite its original purpose it is peaceful...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Dawn S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love history in general, this is an excellent place to visit. This is a known place during the Spanish regime and still preserved. But I advise everyone to be aware of the 'kalesa' ride (horse-driven carriage) offered outside. It is so expensive...rip-off!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ganda143
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very interesting place where the Spaniards built this fort to protect themselves against invaders. It goes back to the sixteenth century (1571). Reading through the history it was attacked by the British in the 1700s, of course taken over by Americans, and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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16 February 2019|
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Response from Artur D | Reviewed this property |
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!!!
20 September 2018|
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Response from starbuckscollector01 | Reviewed this property |
50 for Adults not sure for kids