"Fort Santiago - Epicenter of history" Top 5 Page for this destination City of Manila Favorite Tip by SLLiew
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Favorite thing: This location was the location of the palace of the last local King beofe the arrival of the Spanish.
Fort Santiago was erected here and becomes the center of mghty Spanish colonial rule for the next 300 years.
Then it briefly taken by British forces for 2 years in the 18th century.
And then by the Americans when Spain ceded Philippines in 1898.
It was destroyed in World War II, but restored in 1950 as "Shrine of Freedom".
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