Okay, enough with the picture quotes for now. It’s high time I share with you my adventure in Intramuros specifically in Fort Santiago.
I’ve been going to Manila a couple of times but I have never sat foot in Intramuros ever since. I wanted to but just too scared to venture out alone in the capital. Thankfully during my last vacation, one of my college friends who is residing an hour or two from the capital willingly met and toured me around the Walled City.
My idea of Intramuros is something like that of an old medieval kingdom (without the knights of course). I’m not referring to castles and all that majestic structures but more on structures made up of thick stones, real hard woods, elegantly made stained glasses and old fashioned furniture and stuffs.
When we finally went to Intramuros, we were only able to visit Fort Santiago and Manila Cathedral since we did not have ample time to walk around the entire city. Visiting Fort Santiago was enough for me since it was a historical place worth seeing as it is where our national hero Jose Rizal was imprisoned before his execution in 1896.
With the Rizal Shrine museum which displays the memorabilia of the national hero, the thick stone defensive wall and the beautifully carved main gate, Fort Santiago definitely didn’t disappoint me.
Below are few of the photos inside Fort Santiago.