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Fort Santiago, Manila

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Guarding the strategic mouth of the River Pasig, Fort Santiago played an important role as the citadel of Intramuros, the old city of Manila, and the seat of Spanish rule. Dedicated to Saint James the Moor-Slayer, the fort served as the key defense fortress for Spaniards, defending the most important spice trade port for 333 years. Nearly triangular and 620 m (2,030 ft) around, the stone-walled complex with an impressive carved gate now houses muzzle-loading canons and World War II grenades, set in a lovely, well-manicured garden with a water fountain. You can see the brass steps that commemorate Jose Rizal’s last walk to the firing squad, while Rizal Shrine displays a collection of memorabilia from the national hero’s life. Plan your visit to Fort Santiago and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Manila online trip itinerary planner.
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  • Pretty decent fort for 75 pesos entrance fee . Good for a 30-45 minutes if you are a history buff . Not a very interactive fort but good to wonder around the place to see a historic fort - similar to....  more
    Pretty decent fort for 75 pesos entrance fee . Good for a 30-45 minutes if you are a history buff . Not a very interactive fort but good to wonder around the place to see a historic fort - similar to....  more »
  • Fort Santiago, as many already know, is a popular tourist attraction in the Philippines. But what it is now—a beautiful and remarkable tourist spot—owes it to the horrifying stories that took place... 
    Fort Santiago, as many already know, is a popular tourist attraction in the Philippines. But what it is now—a beautiful and remarkable tourist spot—owes it to the horrifying stories that took place...  more »
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  • A cute place to walk around and learn the history. Also had live music at the time I went which was nice. Lots of places to take pictures
  • Fort Santiago is very Popular Traveling Destination in Philippines. its very important place in Philippines History its mention this place Create on 1571. If you loved historical place and study reading philippines history this is one of ideal place..

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