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Fort Santiago

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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 yesterday

Actually there's not much interesting about this place now. It somehow lost its original vibe. There's just too many establishments and people living around the area. I just feel that this is too populated nowadays that I can no longer feel its real essence. Well,...More

Thank Milany A
Reviewed 2 days ago

Suddenly there's retail shops inside. A lot of the place is not well kept. Lots of closed areas when they used to be open. Cannot enter barracks anymore. They should have just maintained the place and let it be instead of "upgrading" it. The Rizal...More

Thank uberkyut
Reviewed 5 days ago

Doesn't take that long to walk through there isn't that much there really but it is interesting at least. Old ruined buildings basically with some historical value.

Thank marklh2014
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Make sure you go up to the top and down to the waters edge. Those are the most interesting areas. Really not much too it. Add it on to the park and museum visit

Thank Jerry T
Reviewed 6 days ago

Everything being preserved well for this area. Nice to walk around and the garden is nice. Very well kept.

Thank josiew30
Reviewed 6 days ago

Sorry, but underwhelmed. Probably did not help that visited on a Monday morning when Rizal museum is closed, but so was also everything else - dungeon closed because of flooding, furniture workshop closed, old American barracks fenced off, large areas of grounds closed with building...More

Thank KMLondon22
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice to visit when in Intramuros especially when you know the historical context. However, it's very what you see is what you get. Nothing too amazing.

Thank Ed M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Fort Santiago at the end of our visit to Intramuros, we very nearly didn't go in as we were very tired after all the walking and the heat, thankfully we did though. There is a lot to see in Fort Santiago, there are...More

Thank William G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here to see the shrine of Rizal. We discovered that the lighting near the Pasig river was fantastic, we had a great time enjoying the night by the river.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been in Fort Santiago numerous times and I still like going to this place just for the atmosphere. I like historical places that’s why. My most recent visit was with my 2yo Toddler. She likes running and exploring the vast garden. They were...More

Thank Ria d
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