Fort Santiago Manila
When it comes to historical sites in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, Fort Santiago is among the most important ones visually and historically. Built in 1593 as a citadel of the Spanish navigator and governor, this famous historical landmark is situated within Intramuros, the walled city of Manila. It offers visitors numerous premier tourist attractions such as lovely manicured gardens, intricately carved gates, well-arranged plazas and fountains. Especially, you should visit the beautifully presented Rizal Shrine museum with various fascinating displays about Dr José Rizal, one of the Philippine national heroes who was imprisoned here immediately before his execution in 1896.