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Intramuros, Manila

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One of capital's oldest districts, Intramuros offers a glimpse into the nation's history and the period when the Spanish Empire governed and influenced the realm. Encircled by heavily damaged defensive walls, the area was once identified as "on the verge" of irreparable loss due to lack of maintenance and constant danger of natural and man-made disasters. The historical district faced almost complete destruction, especially during World War II, but several notable monuments still stand, including a few centuries-old churches. Use our Manila itinerary builder to arrange your visit to Intramuros and other attractions in Manila.
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  • I remembered the time when I'm in this historical site was way back 2012 then. As I revisited the place, I thought that I missed a lot of moments. So, I spent my time here walking alone to observe the...  more »
  • Whenever my hubby get tired of the urban manila, we go here to enjoy the feel of spanish manila. There are lots of restaurants and coffee shops to hang around in. Also, we go to San Agustin Church to ...  more »
  • I didn't expect i'd love it so much but I did. I keep on forgetting my affinity for thing old and those that stood the test of time and those whose history is just too much to think of but there i am ...  more »