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

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
  • Lawton
  • 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

  • 54.07% 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

65.68% 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

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Fort Santiago, Manila Reviews

  • 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.

  • I enjoyed visiting the area with my friends. The experience is worth trying. The surroundings are beautiful and reminds a lot of the colonial days. Most buildings look antique with a little touch of modern. You will find that the locals are pleasant and always want to help. Overall experience was 100%. Best to have a little knowledge of Tagalog.

  • Fort Santiago should be on your list of things to see in Manila. As of March 2018, admission is only $1.50 U.S. Besides Fort Santiago, there’s various other attractions within walking distance. Fort Santiago offers a good history lesson, lively atmosphere, views of the river, & various shops. Definitely an I i retesting place to visit.

  • Absolutely love it! Took me back to time to experience the bygone eras. So much of Philippines history lies on this place. If you visit, take out adequate time to know, understand and feel the history. That's how you give your respect and appreciation.

  • 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 :)

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