Exploring Intramuros Manila Philippines Historic Fort Santiago 2018

The fort is one of the most important historical sites in Manila.

Several lives were lost in its prisons during the Spanish Colonial Period and World War II.

Jos? Rizal, one of the Philippine national heroes, was imprisoned here before his execution in 1896.

The Rizal Shrine museum displays memorabilia of the hero in their collection and the fort features, embedded onto the ground in bronze, his footsteps representing his final walk from his cell to the location of the actual execution.

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