Fort Santiago now open to tourists
MANILA, Philippines — Intramuros in Manila City will open two of its most popular sites to visitors on Monday following the easing of quarantine restrictions in Metro Manila and neighboring provinces.
Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said Fort Santiago and Baluarte de San Diego would be open in limited capacity and shortened operating hours under strict health and safety guidelines.
“The reopening of Fort Santiago and Baluarte San Diego will allow visitors to again experience the World’s Leading Tourist Attraction as recognized by the prestigious World Tourism Awards,” said Puyat in a statement.
Around 3.3 million people visited Intramuros in 2019.
Fort Santiago will accommodate only 200 visitors while the Baluarte de San Diego will allow a maximum of 100 persons at a time.
Fort Santiago will be open daily from 9 a.m. with last entry for visitors at 6:30 p.m. The Baluarte de San Diego garden will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Entrance fee, to be paid in cash or via Beep card or PayMaya, is P75. Seniors, students and persons with disabilities may pay the discounted price of P50. It is limited to visitors age 18 to 65 in compliance with the age restrictions set by the task force.
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