(SPOT.ph) Okay, so we recently found out that Fort Santiago is bringing back its extended hours. This basically means that history buffs and those looking to destress after office with a stroll along one of Intramuros' most famous landmarks can now do so. We don't know about you, but we always feel the need to chow down on some grub after any tour or activity. Well, good news, Manila peeps, because Mercato Centrale recently opened a new site for their food bazaar, this time at the heart of old Manila in Fort Santiago.
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Check out Mercato Centrale in Fort Santiago:
Every Thursday to Sunday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., catch various stalls selling street food, quick eats, desserts, and more at Fort Santiago's vast park and grounds. There are also tons of tables and seating so it's perfect for after-office or after-school hangs in the area.
There's even live entertainment courtesy of local buskers and artists.
TBH, the whole setup is giving strong picnic in the park under the twinkling night sky vibes! It also makes for a totally interesting and romantic date night stop. Unsure about the food you're going to get? Don't worry. There are a ton of options available, including gigantic deep-fried squid and umami-rich takoyaki.
Fort Santiago in Intramuros is open daily. There's a very minimal admission fee of P75 for adults and P50 for children, senior citizens, PWDs, and students. Fort Santiago is a must-visit for history buffs and those looking for some much-needed green space in the Metro. The grounds of Fort Santiago are well-lit and have guided paths for visitors looking to explore. So there's no need to fret about getting lost in the shadows.
For more information, visit Mercato Centrale's Facebook page.
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