Fort Santiago

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  • 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

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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  • 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.

  • Children-50 PHP.

  • Nearest Bus Stop: Padre Burgos
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  • Fort Santiago Address: Intramuros, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
  • Fort Santiago Contact Number: +63-25252000
  • Fort Santiago Timing: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Fort Santiago Price: 65 PHP
  • Best time to visit Fort Santiago(preferred time): 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Fort Santiago: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Manila include Fort Santiago in their plan

  • 58.71% of people start their Fort Santiago visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Fort Santiago

Monday, Tuesday and Friday

63.87% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fort Santiago

People normally club together Rizal Park and Intramuros while planning their visit to Fort Santiago.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • This is one of the most historical places in the Philippines. The preservation of this place from the war back then is still there and there is a lot of knowledge that you would make you know more about the Philippines. It's best if you would hire a tour guide for this tour so while you are admiring the monuments and the details of the place, you would know more facts about it. If you are looking to know more about the Philippines, this is a must-go location for you! Whether if you're a foreign tourist or a local tourist.

  • Fort Santiago is one of the most important historical sites in Manila that’s located at Intramuros. Lots of thing to see and enjoy but it also broadens our knowledge about the legacies from Spanish Colonial Period. I did not get much time to spend here but I will definitely visit this place again when I visit Philippines.

  • Great place to spend a few hours especially if you are interested in history. It played a vital role in the Philippines' past, being the place where Rizal was imprisoned before he was executed. There is also a free museum inside detailing the life Rizal. It is a pretty decent museum, gives you a glimpse on what filipinos especially Rizal faced back in the day

  • Really cool historical site. Didn't cost anything and the displays are very well done. You can tell Filipinos take great pride in their heritage.

  • Very old fort with lots of history behind from freedom fighter Rizal. One of the Must see places when you visit Manila Philippines. Visitors recommended to visit the museum for Mr. Rizal's memories. It is also said that there are metal foot steps inside the fort. Please follow those. I am not sure about it's signeficans.

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