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Fort Santiago


Who goes here :

  • √ Suitable for : Solo
  • √ Suitable for : Couple
  • √ Suitable for : Family/Group
  • √ Suitable for : Kids

What to expect :

  • √ Historical
  • √ Popularity with tourists
  • √ Safety : Some risks
  • √ Kids allowed

Essential Information

National hero Jose Rizal was imprisoned here in Fort Santiago before his execution 1896. Rizal incited the revolution against the Spanish colonials through novels like Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not) and poems such as Mi Ultimo Adios (My Last Farewell), the first copy of which was hidden inside an oil lamp and smuggled out of his cell. Within Fort Santiago, you will find the Rizal Shrine (open from 8:00am to 5:00pm) containing drafts of some of his most celebrated books, among other memorabilia. Head to the far end of the fort to find an open-air theatre, which once served as a Spanish military barracks.

COSTS : Admission is 65PHP for adults 50PHP for students
ADDRESS : Fort Santiago, Santa Clara St, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
BUSINESS HOURS : 8:00am to 6:00pm
PHONE NUMBER : +632 527 2961

Pictures : Fort Santiago

  • Fort Santiago Manila Gate
  • Fort Santiago Manila Marker
  • Fort Santiago Manila Wall
Fort Santiago Manila Gate


Fort Santiago gate


Tips, Comments and Reviews : Fort Santiago

To get to Fort Santiago via public transportation, take a taxi or ride the Pier-Lawton jeepney.

Rina L.
Get an overview of the attractions located in Fort Santiago at the Intramuros Visitors Center, which is housed in Baluartillo de San Francisco Javier.

Joan G.


How to Get There : Fort Santiago

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