08 October 2011
Travel: Revisiting Fort Santiago (Modern History Tour – Fort Santiago, Intramuros; Rizal Park, Manila; EDSA, Ortigas)
Kids’ modern history homework nowadays include mandatory visits to historical places.
One cool Saturday morning, we had to go to Intramuros to complete a similar homework for Araling Panlipunan (AP)/Filipino. Our first destination – – Fort Santiago.
I have written about Fort Santiago 2 years ago. I seldom re-do posts, but this was definitely an exception, as I got to see more of Fort Santiago with its underground jail cells, mini shrines, and historical corners. Did it at my own pace. Did it “Carlos Celdran-less” and more “Fort Santiago-centric” this time. Read Travel: Intramuros (Within the Walls) here.
“Fort Santiago (Spanish: Fuerte de Santiago Tagalog: Moog ng Santiago) is a defense fortress built for Spanish conquistador, Miguel LÃ³pez de Legazpi. The fort is part of the structures of the walled city of Intramuros, in Manila, Philippines. José Rizal, the Philippines’ national hero, was imprisoned in the fort before his execution in 1896. the site features, embedded onto the ground in bronze, his final footsteps representing the walk from his cell to the location of the actual execution.” – wikipedia
Fort Santiago features, embedded onto the ground in bronze, Jose Rizal’s final footsteps representing the walk from his cell to the location of the actual execution.
After 2 hours in Fort Santiago, our next stop was Rizal Park. However, upon finding a good parking space near Manila Hotel, it started raining. Hence, we opted to shoot from afar instead. Shot courtesy of Sean (7 years old).
Quick EDSA history follows, but that’s a different (hi)story.
Travel Spot: Fort Santiago in Intramuros, Rizal Park in Manila, EDSA Shrine along EDSA
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Budget: PHP 50 — per person
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