Fort Santiago

Fort Santiago, Manila: Address, Phone Number, Fort Santiago Reviews: 4/5

Fort Santiago
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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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Elena Ciocan
Timisoara, Romania1,729 contributions
The Spanish heritage
Feb 2020
You can see the Spanish glory in the beautiful fort. It is so amazing to cross the ocean and feel like you are in Europe.
Written 29 January 2021
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Marimar A
Dubai, United Arab Emirates127 contributions
Structurally beautiful
Dec 2019
As Christians, this place boost My faith, feed my soul and full my phone storage 😂, kidding aside this church is worth a visit. Historically speaking this place itself is history.
Written 16 October 2020
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crlyn85
12 contributions
Worth the trip
Jan 2020
Pretty park in the old city. It was nice to walk around and I felt comfortable there alone. The paths aren’t well marked but it was easy enough to figure out. The grounds were really pretty. I enjoyed it.
Written 1 October 2020
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Shafiq H
148 contributions
Okay place.
Feb 2020 • Couples
Old Fort, most of it crumbling. Some parts closed, not accessible to people. Okay to go once and walk around.
Written 22 September 2020
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Citygal12456
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia76 contributions
Good historical place
Dec 2019 • Family
It is beautifully restored and kept clean. Signages and information on items are good. I hope they can continue to maintain it.
Written 6 September 2020
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Culture625967
20 contributions
Interesting
Sep 2019
A lot of interesting history here and the old buildings were magnificent. We had an excellent private guide and I would suggest that for anyone.
Written 12 August 2020
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coyg2019
18 contributions
When in Manila, Fort Santiago should be part of your itinerary
Feb 2020
If you want to have an indepth knowledge of Philippine-Spanish history, this is a must see. This place brings you back in time. You get this eerie feeling that they're still there. But that's just me, haha.

Anyway, once outside you will enjoy the different gourmet restaurants serving authentic Filipino food. And if you're the curious type, there are vendors selling unique products.

If you're in Manila, make sure to set aside some time to visit Fort Santiago. And if you have more time, you can take a ride in the caritela (horse-drawn coach) and go around the place. People are very friendly as well.
Written 29 June 2020
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41,741 contributions
Interesting colonial fort
Feb 2020
I still remember visiting Fort Santiago on one of my previous visits to Manila around 14 years ago, and it remains just as impressive today. Very clean and well maintained, although clearly many of the buildings are in ruins. A fascinating way to experience the colonial era by visiting here.
Written 11 June 2020
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Sarge57
Moorhead, MN78 contributions
Very interesting
Feb 2020
I was thrilled to visit the fort. As a retired US Army military policeman I love to visit military locations from the past. With the history of Fort Santiago it was even better. I loved the fact they keep the walls in place and the historical significance of the fort. Seeing the cannons and the parade field were awesome. So many really cool things. I also enjoyed stopping at one of the businesses at the fort and getting one of the best halo halos (a great dessert) I have ever had. I would highly recommend this location to be visited if you visit Manila.
Written 11 April 2020
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Aaqarsh Aiyyar
Chennai (Madras), India2,454 contributions
Historic and inspiring
Feb 2020 • Solo
I loved the visit to this fort that is soaked in rich history. I enjoyed the inspirational Rizal shine, dungeons and the media naranja with the view of pasig river. The entrance fee was 75 pesos. The information centre was helpful. You may not find any vegetarian food inside the fort. This is a must-visit in Manila.
Written 23 March 2020
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