Friday, July 18, 2008

visit fort santiago

Enter the realm and discover a bit of our history - go and visit Fort Santiago. You can view my previous posts and take a sneak peak here. Fort Santiago is one historical place you shouldn't miss when in Manila, it was restored and now has a beautiful park and this is where Jose Rizal wrote his last poem - Mi Ultimo Adios - and the Rizal Shrine houses staff that belonged to our great hero. Worth visiting also are the ruins and the dungeons which was used by the imperial Japanese troops during world war II as cells.

How to go to Fort Santiago: take the LRT and alight at the Carriedo Station. From there ride a jeepney going to Pier and tell the driver to drop you at Fort Santiago, dont worry all the drivers knows the place and its just across the Manila Cathedral.

2 comments:

Art L said...

From your informative pictures,
Fort Santiago is actually much
better than the partially preserved Alamo in downtown San Antonio where the size of the
main building is like that of a small church and tourists
have to line up to get inside the building. What is more Fort Santiago is almost two centuies older. But of course the Alamo
and Fort Santiago have each a different symbolic significance.

bertN said...

Art, I may be presumptious but I think Fort Santiago is more significant to the Filipinos that Alamo is to the Americans sans the "historical" hype. Don't you think so?

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