Fort Santiago

Gen Luna St, Manila


Fort Santiago is a historic citadel located in the city of Manila. The once defense fortress is a piece of the structures within the frames of the Walled City. It is one of the most important historical landmarks in the city. It went through the bloody periods of the Spanish Colonialism and World War II. Yet, the authenticity of the place is still there even now.
The architecture, the carvings on the façade and the dark sculptures all make the Fort a significant historic location to explore. Besides, this is only a bit far from the Manila Cathedral. So, once you are in the area, visiting this attraction will only spice up your day.

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Open Hours:

  • Sun

    08:00 - 21:00

  • Mon

    08:00 - 21:00

  • Tue

    08:00 - 21:00

  • Wed

    08:00 - 21:00

  • Thu

    08:00 - 21:00

  • Fri

    08:00 - 21:00

  • Sat

    08:00 - 21:00

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  • Mihai Tutu

    - 12 September 2018 -

    You can see a little about the old town of Manilla here. It is like a large park in which you can understand a bit of history. If you visit it after 17.00, then some places are closed but it is not a downer. Take time and visit the old city.

  • Alain Alfonso

    - 12 September 2018 -

    My 2nd time to visit and im impressed how well the place is maintained. Very clean. I can also see efforts in restoring the damaged areas. Not so much activities to do though. If you enjoy taking a walk down history lane, this is the place for you.

  • Paul Thevenot

    - 03 September 2018 -

    I was a bit disappointed by this place I must admit. I was expecting a bit more but only the structure remains. It's still a great place with a very interesting museum about Rizal. Gardens are great too and it's a great place to enjoy a walk or picnic.

  • Betchai

    - 20 August 2018 -

    If you want to know about how our soldiers fought for our freedom, their prisons, the life and books of Rizal, this is the place to be educated. One prison we visited is so dark and it has no air at all. It is good for educational tours and field trips for students.

  • Jordan Nicholas

    - 08 August 2018 -

    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!

  • Issa Aguas

    - 02 August 2018 -

    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.

  • Jonathan LoSasso

    - 29 July 2018 -

    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.

  • Suwicha Rongwong

    - 21 July 2018 -

    Good place to see if you like history of manila. well maintain spot. not dirty

  • Victoria Gamol

    - 24 June 2018 -

    This is a nice place to do activities such as jogging, practicing a dance or choir in a group. You can also do picnic. The best place to watch the beautiful sun as it dawn and if u get tired there is "Kalesa" for u to ride to take a tour.

  • buddhi wijerathne

    - 10 June 2018 -

    Very historical structure. Beautiful site. Not a crowded place as well. It's a must visit place if you are in Manila. Still the pride left behind the great Fort. It covers vast area. So historical. Can take lots of pictures around the area.

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