It’s worth a visit while visiting Intramuros. Fort Santiago takes you back in the time when the country was a Spanish colony and even if its conservation could be better, deserves a walk.
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Fort Santiago served as a military base for the Spanish settlers, then the Japanese, and last the Americans. It has not passed the test of time; unfortunately, most of it has been destroyed either by earthquakes or the wars. The main gate bust up one's...More
Spent around 3 hours walking around. That is a pretty big park area by the river, with a small museum of Filipinos nationalist José Rizal. The park is well-maintained (with a small entrance fee that I forgot how much), interesting and relax to spend half...More
Inside Intramuros, the walled city, is the oldest Spanish fortress in the Philippines. The fort served as the US Army Headquarters during World War II. The Japanese captured the fort during the 1945 Battle of Manila and used it as a prison to torture Filipino...More
The place is located in the middle of the old city, Intramuros. The place has forts, canons, and the historical cell of the National Hero, Jose Rizal. He was imprisoned here days before his death in nearby luneta Park. A must see in Manila
One of the remaining place to feel the historic Spanish Colonial charm. It's one of those places that you can just shut your eyes and try to imagine what was going on there hundreds of years ago.
The old walls of Fort Santiago are worth visiting as are the old cites of cannons overlooking the river. However the highlight is the museum dedicated to Dr. Rezal the martyred father of the Philippines. The museum is in the building where Rezal was imprisoned...More