Category Archives: Historical sites

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.

Image credit: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialIntramurosAdministration/

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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Santo Niño Shrine Museum

In 2008, hubby and his officemates were able to visit Tacloban City through the auspices of the company’s old patron. One of the places they visited was the Santo Niño Shrine in Tacloban City.

The Santo Niño Shrine used to be one of the 29 presidential rest houses of the late Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos.

Santo Niño is a representation of the infant Jesus Christ. He is the patron saint of Leyte.
In the background is the mosaic of Jesus Christ displayed on the wall.

Visit 24 History Museums for free

If you enjoy going to museums to learn more about our country’s history you’ll be glad to know that there are now 24 history museums which you can visit throughout the Philippines for free.

The National Historical Commission of the Philippines through its Facebook Page said these History Museums are open from Tuesdays to Sundays, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.   

Image credit: http://nhcp.gov.ph/history-museums/

– Museo nina Marcela Mariño at Felipe Agoncillo, Taal, Batangas
– Museo ni Baldomero Aguinaldo, Kawit, Cavite
– Museo ni Emilio Aguinaldo, Kawit, Cavite (https://www.facebook.com/AguinaldoShrine/)
– Museo nina Leon at Galicano Apacible, Taal, Batangas
– Museo ng Republika ng 1899, Malolos, Bulacan (https://www.facebook.com/nhcp.barasoainmuseum/)
– Museo ng Pamana at Kasaysayang Boholano, Loay, Bohol
– Museo ng Paglilitis ni Andres Bonifacio, Maragondon, Cavite
– Museo Ng Kasaysayang Pampulitika Ng Pilipinas, Casa Real, Malolos, Bulacan
– Museo ni Marcelo H. Del Pilar, Bulakan, Bulacan (https://www.facebook.com/museonimhdelpilar/)
– Museo ng Katipunan, Pinaglabanan Memorial Shrine, San Juan City (https://www.facebook.com/MuseoNgKatipunanPMS/)
– Museo nina Juan at Antonio Luna, Badoc, Ilocos Norte
– Museo ni Apolinario Mabini, Tanauan, Batangas
– Museo ni Apolinario Mabini – PUP, Sta. Mesa, Manila
– Museo at Aklatan ni Pangulong Diosdado Macapagal, Lubao, Pampanga
– Museo ni Ramon Magsaysay, Castillejos, Zambales
– Museo ni Miguel Malvar, Sto. Tomas, Batangas
– Museo ng Libingan sa Ilalim ng Lupa ng Nagcarlan – MLILN, Laguna
– Museum of Philippine Social History, Pamintuan Mansion, Angeles City
– Presidential Car Museum, Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City
– Museo ni Manuel Quezon, Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City
– Museo ni Jose Rizal, Calamba City, Laguna
– Museo ni Jose Rizal, Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte (Mnjr Dapitan)
– Museo ni Jose Rizal Fort Santiago, Manila
– Museo ni Jesse Robredo, Naga City