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