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Fort Santiago Dungeon is now open

Fort Santiago will reopen its gate to the public beginning February 10 after the success of the biggest architectural festival held in the country this month.

Fort Santiago was the central headquarters of colonial military high command, its dungeons assumed a notorious image.

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Black legend surrounding this prison facility states that as the tide rose, prisoners would drown or suffocate as the water depleted the air in the chambers. However, this legend remains a legend for we now know that despite being near a body of water, the entire dungeon facility is actually above sea level, and that the entire cavern complex is actually a small hollowed-out hill adjacent to the Baluarte de Santa Barbara.

Meantime, here’s the updated Intramuros Sites and Museums Admission Fees for your reference.

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Free Planetarium Shows

For those who love astronomy and interested in astronomical events here’s an activity for you!

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In celebration of National Astronomy Week (February 16 – 22, 2020), PAGASA will hold free planetarium shows and telescoping sessions that will be held at the PAGASA Planetarium on Agham Road and PAGASA Observatory in UP Diliman, Quezon City, respectively.

Kids and kids at heart will surely love this event!

A Balanced Vacation

Does your hectic schedule and the stress of daily obligations have you wishing you could escape to a land of peace and tranquility? Are those wishes derailed by memories of past vacations when you returned home exhausted from racing around to various attractions and sleep deprived because unfamiliar noises kept you awake? If that sounds familiar to you, it’s time for you to pursue a vacation destination in a peaceful place where beauty and serenity abound. Take a moment to visualize the following vacation scenario.

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You arrive at your destination and are immediately awed by the beautiful, majestic mountains, the absence of man-made noise and the expansive views you have from the cozy cabin that will be your home away from home for the duration of your visit. Amenities await you that include everything from a hot tub to rocking chairs on the porch. You have the perfect set-up for a vacation alone or for a romantic escape that is long over due. Book now while this vision is fresh in your mind.

You can enjoy the activities that are offered at and near vacation resorts without exhausting yourself. The key is to be selective with the number of activities you want to pursue and to balance those with plenty of relaxation time. Go ahead and go fishing, hiking, biking, visit local attractions or go shopping. Just be sure to balance that with time spent sitting by the fire, relaxing in the hot tub or quietly watching a spectacular sunset.