So while I was in the lovely city of Manila, we stopped by Fort Santiago. It was so incredible, I didn’t include it on my post about Manila because I thought it deserved a post all it’s own.
All I could say, is wow.
There’s a moat around the grounds.
This is one of the most important historical sites in Manila. It was originally built by the Spanish in the 1500’s. In the 1700’s, during the British Occupation, they used it as a base of operations. Finally, during World War II, the Japanese imperial army took over the base.
Here’s a memorial to the Philippine and Americans who died as prisoners of war during Japanese occupation WWII.
Inside, there’s several statues of General MacArthur, with someone else I’m not sure and several monks.
They worked so hard to preserve many pieces of the fort’s heritage. Here’s a classic canon and artillery.
The fort is several hundred’s years old, and the buildings are so old and beautiful. Some parts are closed down, like this one.
This fort has so much history and is just such a beautiful place to go visit. If you find yourself in Manila, please please please go check it out.
Thank you so much for reading my blog. Sadly, this is the end of the international travel. However, not the end of the adventures. Stay tuned!
Thank you so much to K.B who was kind enough to let me use her pictures for the end of our oversea’s adventures. From now on, I’ll be using my own pics. All of her pictures were used with her permission.