Fort SantiagoCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: Intramuros, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
- Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +63-25252000
- Ticket Price: 65 PHP
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids, Fort
Fort Santiago - Review
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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Things to Know Before Visiting Fort Santiago
95% of people who visit Manila include Fort Santiago in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
54.08% of people start their Fort Santiago visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Fort Santiago
65.73% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fort Santiago
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Fort Santiago, Manila Reviews
A nice place to spend a lazy early morning or late afternoon. At noontime, not so much. Although the place offers a lot of shade, global warming is sure to get you. At any rate, it is still a nice place for a leisurely walk and/or picnic with loved ones. If you don't fancy the restaurant near the entrance, you can opt for the restaurants outside, just across Manila Cathedral. There have been improvements in the site for the last few years, and while some new sections were renovated and opened, others were closed for renovation. But that's expected of any historical site with moderate to high tourist visits. An audio guide of the site would be helpful.
A wonderful place for an evening stroll and a fascinating history lesson on Manila and the Philippines. The view along the river (pictured) is nice as well. Definitely worth a stop if you're in the area!
Historical places are always fun to visit and there is so much history here. The entire area is very nice and well taken care of. Spend a few hours here and take everything in.
It has been a few years since the last time I visited Fort Santiago but as I remember, it is a pretty impressive structure. I do like to visiting old forts, castles and temples. For me it always feels good to actually walk around in and imagine how it was in the days, when these buildings played a much bigger role in people's lives. I sort of like to think of it as walking in the footsteps of history. I am sure that I took some photos here, so I will try to find them. Maybe a return visit would be good.
Great historic place with rich past and well maintained. Worth a visit to connect with the philippines past. Much recommended. Entrance 75 pesos per adult