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.
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 ...
Formerly a barracks for Spanish artillery soldiers, this building was where Dr. Jose Rizal, the Philippines' National Hero, was imprisoned
prior to his execution on December 30, 1896. It was here that Rizal wrote his deeply moving Mi Ultimo ...
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 ...