Fort Santiago, Manila
Fort Santiago - A Quick Overview[Contribute/Review]
Address: Intramuros, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Ticket Price: 65 PHP
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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About Fort Santiago, Manila
Built as a defensive fortress, Fort Santiago is walled Manila’s most important historical monument. Surrounded by manicured gardens and pretty ponds, the Fort is a testament to the Spanish rule in Philippines. Today, the fort is a shrine dedicated to Philippines’ national hero ; Dr Rizal. There are recreations of his living space and objects he owned on display including the dungeon block that he spent his last night in.Keeping aside it’s historical importance, Fort Santiago is a perfect place for scenic walks and picnics with family and friends.
The Fort Santiago in Manila is a reminder of the times when Philippines was under Spanish rule. It is also a tribute to Dr. Rizal, Philippine’s national hero. Buy tickets for Fort Santiago to experience the natural beauty and architectural wonder of this structure. You can get Fort Santiago ticket prices from our online ticketing portal and combine these Fort Santiago tickets with other exciting tour options too. Get these tickets for Fort Santiago in advance to avoid last minute delays in queues.
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Fort Santiago Information
- Behind the fort is a huge terrace overlooking the river and Manila high-rise offering beautiful views.
- You can even choose to hire a horse drawn carriage from the Rizal Park to the fort.
Fort Santiago Ticket Prices
- Children-50 PHP.
How To reach Fort Santiago by Public Transport
- Nearest Bus Stop: Padre Burgos
- Manila City Hall
Restaurants Near Fort Santiago
- Max’s Restaurant
- Josephine Restaurant
- Happy Chan
- Erlinda Restaurant
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Fort Santiago, Manila Reviews
When I came here during Family day, they offered free admission and tour guides would go with large groups for free, too. I think it was just by chance but if you're buying souvenirs, check out the gift shop closest to the exit (it's inside a building) not the outdoor ones. They have excellent quality products :)
Been coming here since my childhood days. Definitely a great place to visit to understand the history with Dr. Jose Rizal. Love walking through the free museum and learning more. Reasonable entrance fees. Beautifully maintained!
A nice historical place for you to visit. Needs few upgrades and renovation though. I personally liked the museum and how it is connected to the walls outside. I think it is also better to have the same spot where Dr. Jose Rizal was imprisoned to be more accessible or viewable at least.
Worth visiting to see some old and beautiful architecture. There isn't a ton to see or do here, but it's a nice place to walk around and the grounds are rather pretty. You can also find a few souvenir shops here as well. Make sure to see it at night too, since they have some nice lanterns lit up in the trees.
This place has changed so much since my last visit but in a good way! If you haven't visited in a while, check it out again. The ambiance is very nice and relaxing.