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Fort Santiago in Intramuros is now open for visitors

The historic district's Casa Manila Museum and Baluarte de San Diego are also reopening.

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As tourism sites around the country continue to reopen, city folk in Metro Manila can now pay a visit somewhere closer to home: Manila’s Intramuros district has reopened three of its tourism sites to the public.

A historic city that once served as the seat of government during the Spanish period, Intramuros was recently hailed as Asia’s leading tourist attraction at the 2020 World Travel Awards. Now a national park and urban district, the Walled City is a popular spot for heritage tourism and open-air leisure.

A row of bamboo bikes parked outside a baha na bato, Casa Manila Museum, in Intramuros

Starting today, February 17, its historic Fort Santiago, the Casa Manila Museum, and Baluarte de San Diego are once again welcoming visitors aged 15 to 65. Book Stop Intramuros, the pop-up library found in Plaza Roma, is also back in business.

However, the rest of its leisure sites will remain closed until further notice, according to a statement from the Intramuros Administration.

For contact tracing purposes, all guests are required to download the StaySafe.PH app before being allowed entry. Strict capacity limits and cashless payment options have also been implemented at each site to help keep guests and staff alike safe.

Physical distancing policies and other health and safety protocols are also being enforced in line with the rules set by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF).

All reopened sites will follow regular operating hours starting Thursday, February 18. Visit the Intramuros Administration on Facebook to learn more.

Facade of San Agustin Church