Fort Santiago in Intramuros is also referred to as the Walled City of Manila. It is one of the most historic site that’s built during the Spanish era. This was the time when the Philippines was still under the Spanish Government as defensive fortress designed to protect the newly formed city of Manila. Jose Rizal our National hero was imprisoned at the Fort Santiago before his execution in 1896. The place played a role in the city’s penal and defense system all the way up to World War II, and has been occupied by the Spanishpeople, the free Filipinos, individuals from the US and the Japanese Imperial Army.