The old city fort built by the Spanish and used as a defense through WW2. If you are near Intramuros district it's worth looking at.
Fort Santiago is Manila's ancient royal city. In 1590, the Spanish Governor Santiago converted the wooden fence-enclosed castle into a stone castle with a moat outside, a tower on the wall up to 10 meters thick, and a fortress. The Rizha Memorial Hall in the castle is a two-storey Spanish-style building, displaying the materials and documents before the birth of the Rizha. There were countless Filipino patriots imprisoned here, including the national hero Joss &, who died in a dark, depressing cell at Risha. Located in the famous province of Cebu, it is a Spanish-style building, which belongs to the typical Baroque architecture. It was built by Spain during the colonial rule of the Philippines and is also a symbol of the colonial rule of the Philippines at that time. We can find in our travels here that this kind of building is divided into two layers. The upper layer is the living area, while the lower layer is the office area, and the back is a huge garden. It has been well preserved. It is a good choice for us to travel. The city wall is also very magnificent, and behind it there is a huge moat, which is wide enough to withstand all kinds of weapons that could harm the city pool at that time. Because there are many places about the famous Filipino rebels, so there are many documents about the history of the introduction and records here, we can get a lot of relevant introductions in the tourism here, and add a lot of knowledge to our travel. Santiago tourism is a good choice for us during the holidays. It is not only a romantic trip, but also a baptism of history. We can understand the colonial culture of a period and experience the vicissitudes of a city. We should also pay attention to the time of travel here. We should come here between December and May next year, because the rest of the year belongs to typhoon time. Typhoon has a great impact on this area, and the period between December and May is when the Philippines is cooler. It's a good time to travel. We can feel the lost time in the castle of San Diego, and we believe that the tour here will leave us many good memories.
Today's Santiago Castle has become a park and tourist attraction. In that year, a wide golf course was built on the land outside the city wall. The original barracks and churches have been transformed into performance halls. Sculptures, souvenir shops and cafes have been added to the park. The prison of Philippine hero Lisha and many patriots has been transformed into a memorial hall of Lisha, with some articles used by Lisha and literary works created in the prison. In 2011, the admission fare of Santiago Castle is 75 pesos for adults and 50 Pesos for children; the opening time is 08:00-18:00.
Fort Santiago is an ancient imperial city. In 1590, the governor of Spain, Santiago, transformed the original wooden fence-enclosed Fortress into a stone castle. Outside the wall, there was a moat, and on the wall up to 10 meters thick, there were towers and turrets. In the castle, the Risha Memorial Hall was a two-story Spanish-style building, displaying information and documents of his lifetime. There were countless Filipino patriots imprisoned here, including the national hero Horsey who died in a dark, depressing cell at Risha.
It's a whole big please they call the village, got to have enough time to be able to take the whole day to explore all corners
Santiago Castle was built in the late 16th century, not far from Manila Cathedral, walking for 5 minutes. The castle is surrounded by a moat, with fortifications inside. This is the former imperial city. After the baptism of war, there are still many bullet holes in the wall.
Santiago Castle, built by Islamists, is one of the oldest fortifications in the Philippines. After the Spanish rule of the Philippines, the castle became the main defense against invaders. The most distinctive feature of this legendary castle building is the woodcarving of Santiago story on the gate, which witnesses the vicissitudes of Philippine history and the sea walls and guns in the castle. There are also many deep water dungeons used in World War II to hold people and guerrillas in Santiago Castle, also known as the "Holy Land of Freedom" in memory of Filipinos detained and killed during the Spanish and Japanese occupation. The castle, which was destroyed and rebuilt in World War II, has now become a good place for parks and walks.