Intramuros, the famed Walled City was built in 1571 and remains a throwback landmark to the Philippines’ Spanish period. With crumbling walls that have survived for more than four hundred years, the historic walls, bulwarks, and plazas of Intramuros continue to be a tourist destination that engage and educate.
A landmark reflecting 3 centuries of Spanish history, Fort Santiago is a magnificent and enduring structure that has been occupied through the rich of the Philippines. It is part of the Walled City, Intramuros and was a Spanish base, housing for their military, with dungeons and underground tunnels, Fort Santiago saw transitions in Philippine history including the Japanese occupation during the Second World War. Fort Santiago also served as the prison that held National Hero, Jose Rizal until his execution in Bagumbayan.
A historic and highly visited structure in the Philippines, it served as the official residence of the President of The Republic of the Philippines since 1863. Palace tours are given which details history within its wall highlighting all the former Presidents and the memorabilia which highlights their respective administrations and history periods of leadership.
A small rocky island 48 kilometers West of Manila, Corregidor is located at the access point to Manila Bay. This island fortress stands as a memorial for fallen heroes, Filipinos and American soldiers who fought against the overwhelming Japanese forces during the Second World War.