Category Archives: Museum visit

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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Miniature Spanish Town and Manunggul Jar

The town of San Diego described by Dr. Jose Rizal in Chapter 10 of the Noli Me Tangere is a microcosm of a typical Spanish pueblo or town. An interactive video presentation of the miniature San Diego comes to life in the Spanish period National Historical Institute.

I’m not sure what museum this picture was taken from (or was it at the National Historical Institute).

A brief note was written at the back of the picture.

The showcase for pre-conquest history of the Philippine includes a replica of the Manunggul jarAmbahan writings on bamboo tubesCalatagan jar and Laguna copperplate which contain ancient inscriptions.

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.