Fort Santiago

One of Manila's main tourist attractions is Fort Santiago. It is one of the most important cultural and historical sites in the country. It served as a military base for the Spanish, American and Japanese troops during their occupation of the Philippines. It has been carefully preserved to pay homage to the country's colorful past. Fort Santiago was once a torture chamber for dissidents and political prisoners, including the national hero Jose Rizal. Rizal spent his last moments here before he was executed. The Fort is now converted to a shrine to Rizal with different memorabilia and factoids about the hero. Fort Santiago is located at Intramuros, Manila and is easily accessible by bus and Jeepney as long as the route is going to Quiapo.

One of Manila’s main tourist attractions is Fort Santiago. It is one of the most important cultural and historical sites in the country. It served as a military base for the Spanish, American and Japanese troops during their occupation of the Philippines. It has been carefully preserved to pay homage to the country’s colorful past. Fort Santiago was once a torture chamber for dissidents and political prisoners, including the national hero Jose Rizal. Rizal spent his last moments here before he was executed. The Fort is now converted to a shrine to Rizal with different memorabilia and factoids about the hero. Fort Santiago is located at Intramuros, Manila and is easily accessible by bus and Jeepney as long as the route is going to Quiapo.

It is open daily from 8am-6pm with a dollar for entrance. You will need a special permit if you’re going to shoot around with the SLRs and the like but if its Lomo, then you don’t have to worry about anything.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Santiago
http://www.philippines-travel-guide.com/fort-santiago.html

written by cruzron on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations

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