Most of these last set of pictures are taken at the Falsabraga de Santa Barbara. This is the portion of Fort Santiago that’s on the banks of Pasig River. You’ll have a great view of the Binondo district (Manila) opposite the river.
You’ll see a stairway to Baluarte de Santa Barbara where the Rizaliana Furniture Exhibit is located. This is the highest point at Fort Santiago.
On my way out of Fort Santiago, I passed by the Dulaang Rajah Soliman on the way to the Bamboo Garden. Opposite the Bamboo Garden is the central plaza called Plaza Moriones. You’ll see two beautiful fountains here as well as several black statues of the Three Filipino Martyr Priests Gomburza (Gomez, Burgos, Zamora) and President Quezon with General McArthur.
I had a great time visiting Fort Santiago for the second time. I’m sure I’ll be back soon, hopefully with a lover, to make it even more memorable.
Would you accompany me back to Fort Santiago?
Binondo District (Manila) opposite the banks of Pasig River from Fort Santiago.
Baluarte de Santa Barbara
Pasig River and Roxas Bridge.
Rizaliana Furniture Exhibit on Baluarte de Santa Barbara.
An Intramuros guard in Casa del Castellano.
Dulaang Rajah Soliman
St. James (Santiago), patron of Spain.
You’ll see the dome of the Manila Cathedral in the distance.
Late President Quezon and General McArthur.
By the way, if you want to visit Fort Santiago, you may contact the government agency who manages this park:
5/F Palacio del Gobernador, Gen. Luna Street corner A. Soriano Jr. Avenue
Intramuros, Manila, Philippines
Tel. No. (+632) 527-3138, (+632) 527-3155, (+632) 527-2961