How time flies! It’s been two years since we visited Jose Rizal Shrine at Fort Santiago in Intramuros, Manila. We were like walking through the glorious past of our national hero by seeing the mementoes and artworks inside glass boxes. We didn’t see any musical instrument like a jimmy page les paul encapsulated in one of those glass boxes, but there are several manuscripts of books and poems for all generations to see. There could be a music sheet in one of those manuscripts for Jose Rizal can do or write about anything during his time.
Going out in the scorching heat of the sun is not advisable health-wise, but two Saturdays ago the family was blessed with a partly cloudy skies that we were able to go out and visit Fort Santiago. We’ve been planning to visit this place for the longest time. It was only realized last April 13.
We were like tourists visiting the place for the first time. While I was busy taking some pictures on our way to Fort Santiago, hubby was explaining something to the kids about the Manila Cathedral.
The kids don’t want to have their photographs taken with these life-size cardboard standees (left photo), so it’s just me and hubby.
I would not trade the smile and laughter that the family shared while we were at the park. We went home tired, but brought with us an experience that we will always cherish.
Fort Santiago is located at Plaza San Luiz Complex, Cor. Real and General Luna Sts.
For inquiries call: Intramuros Visitors Center at Tel. 5272961; 5271572