Fort Santiago in Maynila, City of Manila - Intramuros, the Walled City- is a preserved area that still keeps the Spanish-Filipino culture and influence intact. A must visit during the day. There is also a bike tour via bamboo bike or a walking tour. -MR
10. Fort Santiago. I think that iconic Filipino architecture somehow embodies the history of the nation this is why Fort Santiago is iconic for me. This citadel is a part of the walled city of Manila, Intramuros.
Philippines: The Philippines is a Southeast Asian country in the Western Pacific, comprising more than 7,000 islands. Its sprawling capital, Manila, is famous for its waterfront promenade and centuries-old Chinatown. Intramuros, a walled city in colonial times, is the heart of Old Manila. It’s home to the baroque 16th-century San Agustin Church as well as Fort Santiago, a storied citadel and military prison.
A citadel built by Miguel Lopez de Legaspi as a defense for Intramuros, Fort Santiago holds a large significance to Philippine history. During the Spanish Colonial Period and the World War II, many lives were lost. However, the most notable of them all is Dr. Jose Rizal, who spent more than a month in one of the cells, until the day before his execution on Dec. 30, 1896. #FortSantiago #HistoricalPlaces Image Source: https://theincoherentellipsis.wordpress.com