Popular Historic Sites Attractions in Philippines

Magellan's Cross
Cebu·Philippines
4.1/5
294 Reviews
Historical Site
The large wooden cross is supposed to contain the remnants of the very cross that Magellan planted upon landing in the Philippines.
Fort San Pedro
Cebu·Philippines
4.4/5
194 Reviews
Castle
Fort San Pedro is located next to the port and is also known as the ancient castle of the Philippines with the Castle of San Diego in Manila, which was built when Spain first arrived in the Philippines. During World War II, the castle was used to defend against the Japanese army. The barracks used as military officers during the US military rule were now converted into school classrooms. The San Pedro Fort next to the pier was the first station in Spain to enter Cebu, which was later converted into a memorial park.
San Agustin Church
Manila·Philippines
4.5/5
277 Reviews
Church
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site
Founded in 1571, St. Augustine Church is an ancient stone church in the Philippines and is listed as a World Heritage Site as a representative of the Baroque Church. The church is located in the city of the city and is a symbol of the history of the Philippines. The early church was built with bamboo, coconut leaves and mud, and was destroyed by fire. It was rebuilt in 1599 and changed into stone building. The reliefs in the church are meticulously realistic, with precious religious paintings; the stained glass refracts the sun and sets off the nobleness of the church. The choir on the top of the church overlooks the church.
Fort Santiago
Manila·Philippines
4.3/5
255 Reviews
Historical Site
Fort Santiago is located on the Pasig River where it was constructed in 1590 as a defense against pirates. It is part of the Intramuros section of Manila. Fort Santiago was named as the Shrine of Freedom in 1950. If you visit Fort Santiago, you can tour the Rizal Shrine to honor the Philippine hero José Rizal who was imprisoned there in a prison cell in 1896. The shrine includes bronze footprints that mark his final steps from the cell to the place where he was executed. You can also tour the dungeon where Japanese soldiers held prisoners during World War II. Come visit Fort Santiago and honor the history and bravery of the Philippine people.
Intramuros
Manila·Philippines
4.4/5
269 Reviews
Historical Architecture
Historical Site
Located on the banks of the Pasig River, Intramuros is the old site of Manila and the ancient city district of Manila. The city is surrounded by trenches and medieval walls with 7 gates. There are the governor's residence and 12 churches in the city. You can experience the city by taking an ancient carriage shuttle on the streets. Here you will enjoy the elegance of Spain as it preserves the architectural features of ancient times. There are many attractions to visit, including Manila Cathedral, Casa Manila Museum, St. Augustine Church, Santiago Castle and many more.
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila·Philippines
4.3/5
103 Reviews
Memorial Hall
Cemetery
McKinley Road, Global City, Taguig 1220 Philippines