Another attraction in the Walled City Intramuros is finally open to public in Manila.
ABOUT FORT SANTIAGOFort Santiago, built in 1593 is a citadel built by Spanish navigator and governor Miguel López de Legazpi for the new established city of Manila in the Philippines. The defense fortress is part of the structures of the walled city of Manila referred to as Intramuros.
This dungeon was used by the Japanese occupation force to imprison Allied POW's, resistance fighters and political prisoners. Many died during the occupation.
Fort Santiago in Manila like Fort Stotsenbergh in Northern Luzon was already a military camp of the 26th Cavalry U.S. Regiment also known as Philippine Scouts. This camp was under Lt. Moses B. Mohammed, U.S. Army.
When the Japanese attacked the Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, the Japanese subsequently attacked Manila, occupying most of the buildings in the city of Manila.
HOW TO GET TO FOR SANTIAGO, INTRAMUROSIf you have own vehicle, you can just easily search "Fort Santiago" on Waze or Google Maps.
Via Public CommutingVia LRT-1: take a train ride from any LRT-1 stations, drop off at Central Station and just take a walk up to the foot of Quezon bridge or Manila Post office. There are jeepneys bound to Intramuros, you will see "Pier" sign, ask the driver that you will take off at "Fort Santiago" or Manila Cathedral.
Via Baclaran: take FX taxi Divisoria sign and ask the driver that you will take off at Palacio de Governador, Intramuros just take a walk across it until you will see Fort Santiago.
From Quezon City: take "Pier" sign PUV and drop off in front of Manila Cathedral or Fort Santiago.
From Metro East (Pasig, Marikina and Rizal Province): take a PUV/PUB ride bound to Quiapo. Look for a jeepney headed to Intramuros as mentioned above.
From Metro South (and CALABARZON): take a bus ride bound to Manila (Buendia). Take LRT-1 and drop of Central Station. Look for a PUV ride headed to Intramuros as mentioned above.
NOTE: Fares in the Manila flactuates from time to time.
Altetnately, you can take Grab, Angkas or any TNVS to take you there.
The entrance fee is Php75 for adults and Php50 for students/seniors/PWDs. Open from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
You must never miss out to get inside Fort Santiago in Intramuros on your next visit in Manila.
Reference: Intramuros Administration Facebook