From Galeon Impossible to Fort Santiago

Me and my bestfriend went to Pier 13 to see the Galeon Andalucia but the plan didn’t happen because when we arrived, there’s a long queue for the Galeon. We can’t afford to stay long since we have further commitments on the afternoon. We just decided to go to Fort Santiago (at least something historical). From Pier 13 we walked going to the Fort Santiago.

The Fort Santiago is open daily from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. There’s an entrance fee of PHP 75.00 for adults, PHP 50.00 for students/children/teachers, free of charge for disabled and senior citizens. Students, teachers and seniors must bring a valid I.D.

Water
The last time I’ve been here was 3 years ago for our shoot on Rizal’s Life with my college friends.
Entrance
Anyways, we toured the place and took pictures. We joined the group of students on their field trip because they have a tour guide explaining the history of the place. Fort Santiago is built in 1571 for Spanish conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legazpi. It is the oldest Spanish fortress in the Philippines and one of the major attractions inside Intramuros.
Open Field
Today the fort serves as a museum which houses well-preserved legacies of the Spanish government, José Rizal (which is called the Plaza de Armas), Rizal Shrine, and the prison dungeons for criminals used by the Spanish officials.
Ruins
We wanted to ride a kalesa, we thought that it was expensive but it only cost PHP 50.00 per person but we have no more time. We’ll go back here next time and I’ll make sure that I’ll experience riding in a kalesa.
Kalesa
Since this is unplanned, we had no idea where to eat at. So we roamed the streets and we found this Patio de Conchita along Beatrio St., Intramuros. It was not appealing inside at first but the food was great. We ordered litson kawali and halaan (clam) soup plus coke! Sarap!
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Coke
It was a short tour yet it was fun plus great lunch!
Patio de Conchita
Fort Santiago
Intramuros, Manila
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Santiago
Patio De Conchita
681 Beaterio St., Intramuros
Manila
(02) 527-1324
http://www.spot.ph/establishment/8103/patio-de-conchita/1

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10 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    a reason for "terminal leave" i suppose.

  2. Anonymous says:

    a reason for "terminal leave" i suppose.

  3. Jean says:

    hahahaha landi!.. inspired na inspired kana sf! hahaah =))

  4. Jean says:

    hahahaha landi!.. inspired na inspired kana sf! hahaah =))

  5. marxtermind says:

    Oo nga eh, kinilig naman ako don! Hehehe!

  6. Jean says:

    WOW Sf!… super BIGTIME kana!.. nagcomment sau ang pinaka Favorite ntn na blogger na si ate Chyng!.. yeehiii!… clap clap for you!.. =))

  7. Jean says:

    WOW Sf!… super BIGTIME kana!.. nagcomment sau ang pinaka Favorite ntn na blogger na si ate Chyng!.. yeehiii!… clap clap for you!.. =))

  8. marxtermind says:

    Chyng > Wow! Thanks! I was inspired by your blog kaya gumawa din ako. Ang galing! I love traveling din, at gagawin ko din un itinerary mo nung Ilocos for our trip this Nov.!

  9. Chyng says:

    everything looks familiar, kakamiss naman..

    btw, you have a good blog. i like the simple yet personal stories. =)

  10. Chyng says:

    everything looks familiar, kakamiss naman..

    btw, you have a good blog. i like the simple yet personal stories. =)

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