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Fort Santiago

Now a park and promenade housing a theatre company, Fort Santiago is one of the oldest fortifications of Intramuros.

Construction began in 1571 and was completed nearly 150 years later by Filipino forced labour. It is also known as the “Shrine of Freedom”, in memory of the heroic Filipinos imprisoned and killed at this site during the Spanish and Japanese eras.


Intramuros educates and entertains. The old capital of Manila was built in 1571 and remains a significant relic of the Spanish rule in the Philippines. The Intramuros sits amidst a backdrop of centuries-old walls, bulwarks and plazas, its own having survived for more than 400 years.

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