Erected over the palisade of the last king of pre-Hispanic Manila, Fort Santiago embodied the military might of Spanish ... More
Erected over the palisade of the last king of pre-Hispanic Manila, Fort Santiago embodied the military might of Spanish colonial rule for over three centuries. It was occupied by British forces for a two-year period in the 18th century and by American colonial authorities after Spain surrendered the Philippines to the U.S.A in 1898. Destroyed during World War II, Fort Santiago was restored into a "Shrine of Freedom" following a 1950 governmental decree. Fort Santiago contains many points of historical interest.
For the first time in Philippine history, an Electric Chariots tour of Intramuros has been launched by White Knight tours at Hotel Intramuros fronting San Agustin Chruch. The Electric Chariots are 2 wheel equipments with automatic balancing electronic gadget that moves forward if your body leans forward and stops or move backward as you lean backwards. The guided tours using electric chariots amplify the most recent tourism slogan of “It’s more fun in the Philippines” for indeed, the exhalation as well. White Knight offers 30 minutes and 1 hour guided tours of Intramuros with price ranging from Php500 for 30minutes and Php1000 for 1 hour. Unlike riding the horse driver Chariots tours which provide passive involvements for passengers and tourist, the Electric Chariots reinvigorates the user with its interactive role of balancing and inspires a sense of adrenaline rush. It’s an experience in a life time that one should never miss! For further info, White Knight Tours contact details are telephone: +6325 5252381 or +632 5266181
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Today Jan 1 2012,I am heading towards Fort Santiago together with my children.My children really idolized Rizal.Occupied with studies,today might be the right time since its holiday.For some it might be just a park,the beauty lies within the stories and I cant wait to tell them all.After the visit Im gonna tell you what 's stored today at present Fort Santiago.Bye!
its been more than 10 years since i went to FORT SANTIAGO,we went there today 10may10 to witness again the historical place n INTRAMUROS but unfortunately we didnt enjoy the our tour because of the management,they did not do the right thing.today is may10 and we all know that its election day but we tried to see if they're open even holiday and they are open.the entrance is 75-adult 50-students/children,we are 5adults and 2 children i paid 475 over all and we get inisde when we were about to get in the RIZAL SHRINE its closed,i ask one of the maintenance if it will be open&what time it will be the man answered "hindi yan magbubukas dahil holiday,eleksyon" i replied to the man "bat nmn po ganun manong dapat my advisory sa gate na hindi magbubukas", the man answered again "meron,meron nakalagay sa gate!".we hurdly go back to the gate to check if there is an advisory because as far as i know the only advisory the i read is that RIZAL SHRINE will be open from 9AM- pmuntil MAY31.and i was right there is no advisory that rizal shrine is closed,i asked the man sitting at the gate and guard assigned who is talking to someone on the phone while on duty if rizal shrine will be open but they said "may mga 12pm"(1st answer) then i asked again if they are sure if it will be open at 12pm the guard replied "hindi kc tuwing lunes general cleaning nila"..ok if it will not be open what can we do but my concern is SANA MY ADVISORY SILA SA GATE NA "TODAY MAY 10 ELECTION DAY RIZAL SHRINE WILL NOT OPEN TO PUBLIC / EVERY MONDAY RIZAL SHRINE WILL NOT BE OPEN FOR PUBLIC VIEWING DUE TO GENERAL CLEANING"...para hindi sayang ang bayad,di ba?bakit b kme pumunta dun para ba sa mga puno at halaman lang,di ba para makita ang RIZAL SHRINE?!i have nothing against with FORT SANTIAGO its just i want to voice out what i have feel to the customer service that we got from their management.
Not open to the public are the underground torture chambers that the Japanese used to torture Filipino and American soldiers. Usually only foreign dignatories are given a tour, however I befriended a police officer there who gave me a private tour complete with manequens depicting Japanese interrogators inflicting pain on prisoners of war. We had to be very quiet because the police officer didn't want those "arrogant and obnoxious" Korean tourists demanding a tour also. It was awesome.
irish married to philipina,allthough based in the provinces always take time out to visit here,usually with children of the family.a good introduction to philipino history.with special emphasis on rizal.thera are a few touristy things there but not at all overwhelming.if you are a foreign tourist and wish to be left alone the polite philipinos usually do.one comment i would like to make thoughis that the philipino,s national hero,is not a soldier,politician,or royalty,he is a poet. veryneat
The U.S. maintains memorial cemeteries in various countries around the world. This sprawling 61.5 hectare plateau, where the remains of
more than 17,000 American soldiers killed in the Philippines and New Guinea during World War II have been laid ...
How did Manilans live during the Spanish colonial era? Casa Manila Museum housed in an accurate reconstruction of a 19th
century Manila residence gives you an imitation of how life was then. Each room is set up in period ...
Originally a grandee's summer home on the banks of the Pasig River , Malacanang Palace became the residence of the
Spanish governor general in 1863 when an earthquake devastated the Palacio del Gobernador (Governor's Palace) in Intramuros . From ...