ruined walls inside the Fort Santiago remains to be a symbol of the many battles that the city of Manila survived. for the many times i've been traveling outside Metro Manila, i noticed that i rarely feature Manila. so last December along with my friend Theonoski, we revisited Intramuros.Intramuros is the walled city in Manila, which used to be the city of Manila itself during the Spanish colonial times. Fort Santiago stands on the Northeastern side as a defensive structure.i learned that there were four major Spanish forts in the Philippines which includes Fort Pilar in Zamboanga City, Fort San Pedro in Cebu City, Fort Drum in Corregidor and Fort Santiago in Intramuros Manila. among these four, i already visited Fort Pilar, Fort San Pedro and Fort Santiago, which is the largest among the four. you'll see many ruined structures inside yet what was the most appealing was the red bricked ruined structure.the red bricked building is one the oldest building in Fort Santiago which was built in 1593 as a barrack building for Spanish soldiers.it was destroyed during the many battles that happened in Manila. what remained today are its walls and parts of the buildings framework.it was good that they retained this ruin as it makes the visitors wonder how beautiful it should have been before it was destroyed.when you visit Manila, Intramuros is a must-see tourist attraction. thanks to Ms. Naval of Fort Santiago for assisting me on its historical background.[what you shouldn't miss there]>>> the historical sites and ruins of Fort Santiago.
[why i should go back] >>> to explore the hidden dungeons of Fort Santiago.
ruins quality: 3.0
ruins location: 4.5
historical background: 5.0