Intramuros, the old capital of Manila, was built in 1571 and remains a monumental relic of the Philippines’ Spanish period.
With crumbling walls that have survived for more than four hundred years, Intramuros has centuries-old walls, bulwarks, and plazas.
As a tourist destination, Intramuros both educates and entertains.
Fort Santiago is an important part of the Spanish history and culture that pervades the Philippines. The fort is a magnificent structure that has been occupied by various nations. It is part of the city of Intramuros.
Fort Santiago was a Spanish base, housing the Spanish military. The fort also had extensive dungeons that kept prisoners. The Japanese took over the fort during the Second World War.
The site is heavily fortified with thick stone walls, high walls and a moat. One of the distinctive features is the arch that serves as the entrance to the fort.
An important event that took place here is the imprisonment and execution of the Spanish National War Hero, José Rizal. Also included here are the final footsteps that he took from his prison cell to the place of his execution.
Malacañang Palace is a historic and highly visited structure in the Philippines. Since 1863 it has been the official residence of the country’s President. The palace tour focuses on all former Presidents of the Philippines and the memorabilia which highlights their respective periods of leadership.
Corregidor is a small rocky island about 48 kilometres west of Manila. Located at the entrance to Manila Bay, this island fortress stands as a memorial for the heroism of Filipino and American soldiers who fought against the overwhelming Japanese forces during World War II.