Recommendation by Korina Payang
Fort Santiago is a historical place located in Intramurous, Manila City. You will find there various stories about how Jose Rizal fought for the freedom of our country. If you want to learn more about the Philippines, this is one of the best place you can visit.
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Open today: 08:00-21:00
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General Luna Street, Intramuros, Manila City, Metro Manila, Philippines
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2 months ago
This is not the first time I went to Fort Santiago and I recommend this place if you want to know more about our history! 😊👌 +++ remember to take A LOT of photos! super nice ng mga view (luuuuv)! 💯
2 years ago
This area is one of the most important historical sites in Manila. Several lives were lost in its prisons during the Spanish Colonial Period and World War II. José Rizal, one of the Philippine national heroes, was imprisoned here before his execution in 1896. The entrance is P75 for adult and P50 for students/senior/PWD. It was nice that it’s cloudy when we arrived in the area and there are only a few tourist and guests at that time. Upon entering the gate, you’ll see a wide park. And as you go along you’ll see the entrance to the fort.
4 years ago
End your exploration of Intramuros where the Spanish walled city all began. This citadel at the mouth of the Pasig River was built in the early days of newly established Manila to guard against foreign invaders. Fort Santiago was originally palm and earth until it was finally built in stone, with intricate carvings and a European coat of arms adorning its gate. It served to keep out the unwanted, but also keep within its stone cells an incarcerated hero. Dr. Jose Rizal, one of the country's most prominent historical figures and widely considered its national hero, spent his last days here awaiting execution. His crime? Writing two novels, Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not) and El Filibusterismo (The Subversive), whose stories were critical of the Spanish regime. Trace Dr. Jose Rizal’s final steps as bronze footsteps trail his path from Fort Santiago to Bagumbayan field, now Luneta Park, where he was executed by firing squad. Many regard his life and work as a seminal point in Philippine history, leading to national independence. Intramuros remains a living city where the nation’s history is as tangible as stone and bronze. Locals and tourists alike flock to this walled city to unravel the nation’s story as it reveals itself through the remains of religion, politics, and militant force.
16 days ago
Eversince I was a kid, I have been wanting to go to Egypt to see up close one of the great masterpieces of the ancient world hence I immersed myself into Egyptian Mythology- the closest way I can get to know more about it, yet. But now, I can surely say, "wait for me, here I come!"🥰
23 days ago
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