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Intramuros opens dungeons of Fort Santiago to visitors

George Cavelo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 20 2020 03:42 PM

Intramuros opens dungeons of Fort Santiago to visitors

People visit the newly opened dungeons inside the Fort Santiago in Intramuros, Manila on Wednesday. The dungeon located at the Baluarte de Santa Barbara was opened by the Intramuros Administration to give the public a “complete Fort Santiago experience.” The area that once served as storage for arms and gunpowder by the Spaniards, was converted into a dungeon in 1715. During the end of World War II, American troops found an estimate of 600 decomposing bodies pile atop of each other left behind by the Japanese.