The Fort Santiago Gate

The main entrance of Fort Santiago , towering 40 feet (12 meters) high.

Fort Santiago (Fuerza de Santiago) is a 16th century military defense structure, stands witness to the valor and heroism of the Filipino through the centuries and is best known for the imprisonment of Dr. Jose Rizal. It is part of the structures of the walled city of Intramuros, in Manila, Philippines.

The first fort was made out of log structures and earth. Most of it was destroyed in the Spanish-Chinese War of (1574-1575). In 1589 the fort was constructed by hard stone and finished in 1592. It became the main fort for travels and spice trade to the Americas and Europe for 333 years.

My entry for Skywatch Friday.

Source: Wikipedia
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  1. Hi Mommy Rossel! thanks for the message earlier :))

  2. Napakaluma na talaga ano. dropping by here mommy Rossel from Pinay Mommy group

  3. Viva Pinay says:

    Nice to see old structures of the Philippines.. i hope they will preserved it to last a lifetime..

    Nice Sky entry!

  4. Wow, the historical structures there are still well preserved. Wish to see it someday. Thanks for sharing sis.

  5. It has been ages since I last visited Fort Santiago. I wonder how it looks now? It’s probably a good reason to schedule of visit to this historical place again. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

  6. Those are great pictures. Nice calm sky

  7. Great Skywatch entry. Nice to see some architecture & history.

  8. That’s an impressive structure, and quite some history behind it.

  9. Beautiful skies behind wonderful architecture!

    http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2010/11/sky-friday_25.html

  10. Thanks for commenting on my blog.
    I like historical building!! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

  11. Is this place still open for the public. Been there once and I like the place. Happy weekend!
    My week sky

  12. Wonderful shots of thee structure. The carving is beautiful.

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