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Fort San Antonio Abad - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Malate, Manila, 1004 Metro Manila, Philippines


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About Fort San Antonio Abad

An old fortification which was located in the Malate district of the City of Manila built during the Spanish Colonial Period in the Philippines. The Spanish used the "little fortress", Polvorista, to store gunpowder. It was one of the great attractions in this area.

Attractions Near Fort San Antonio Abad

Metropolitan Museum of Manila
Metropolitan Museum of Manila0.06km from Fort San Antonio Abad

The Metropolitan Museum of Manila is one of the major museums in the Philippines and highlights international and local art. It was established 1976 and aimed at expanding the exposure of Filipinos to the visual arts of foreign cultures.

Manila Zoo
Manila Zoo0.33km from Fort San Antonio Abad

Manila Zoo is located along Adriatico St., corner Quirino St., Manila, the main entrance of the zoo is fronting the Playground for Manila youth. It has a land area of 5.5 hectares and home to numerous species of fascinating animals for more than 50 years. It is a government-run animal theme park under the city of Manila.

Chapel of the Most Blessed Sacrament
Chapel of the Most Blessed Sacrament0.74km from Fort San Antonio Abad

One of the main and the largest chapel in the Philippines. The chapel was designed in the art deco style by the commissioned architect, Tomas Mapua. Built-in the 1930s and is now one of the main attractions in this area.

Rajah Sulayman Park
Rajah Sulayman Park0.77km from Fort San Antonio Abad

It is a public square in Malate, Manila. It is bounded by Roxas Boulevard to the west, San Andrés Street to the south and Remedios Street to the north. The plaza is considered the center of Malate as it fronts the Malate Church, the main church of the district. It is one of the main hangout place in this area and it attracts so many people to here.

Our Lady of Remedies Parish (Malate Catholic Church)

Malate Church was first built in 1588 and was dedicated to Nuestra Señora de Los Remedios. The statue of Our Lady of Remedies was brought over from Spain in 1624 and continues to stand at the altar to this day. The church is a Baroque-style church overlooking Plaza Rajah Sulayman and ultimately, the Manila Bay.

Coconut Palace
Coconut Palace1.1km from Fort San Antonio Abad

This is the official residence and workplace of the Vice President of the Philippines, in Manila, is a curious attraction. It is called as coconut palace because of the extensive use of coconut lumber and various parts of the coconut tree in its construction. It was one of the iconic buildings in this area.

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