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.
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 ...
The history of Manila is closely tied to this body of water. Naval battles were fought here, including the celebrated
La Naval de Manila in 1646, which effectively put a stop to repeated attempts by the Dutch to take ...