Fort Santiago, built in 1593, is a citadel built by Spanish navigator and governor Miguel López de Legazpi for the new established city of Manila in the Philippines. The defense fortress is located in Intramuros, the walled city of Manila. The fort is one of the most important historical sites in Manila.
This landmark defensive fortress features a museum commemorating the national hero José Rizal.
The landmark fortress houses a museum that honors the nation's hero Jos Rizal. In 1979, Presidential Decree No. 1616. MANDATE It is the responsibility of the IA to restore and develop Intramuros, a monument to our Hispanic history. It will ensure that Intramuros' appearance conforms to Philippine-Spanish architecture from the 16th through the 19th centuries. MISSION IA's mission is to preserve and protect the historic and cultural significance and value of Intramuros, while encouraging and guiding the urban development within the city.
This will contribute to strengthening the Filipino nation s sense of belonging and pride. IA sees Intramuros as a model urban location that preserves and sustains people and their lives, while contributing to socio-economic and national heritage. As amended, FUNCTIONS include the ability to formulate, coordinate, or implement policies regarding all programs, projects, and activities of government that affect or relate to Intramuros. This power includes the power of deputizing any government official to carry out any specific function or activity.
Initiate and plan the restoration, maintenance, and upkeep of Intramuros' walls including the Sunken Garden, ravelins and moat. Enter into agreements with private persons or agencies, domestic and foreign, to discharge its duties and responsibilities