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Intramuros, Manila

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#1 of 305 in Historic Sites in Philippines
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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  • August 17, 2017
    Great place to visit to get a feel of the Spanish colonial era. Better to move on foot or ride the horse cart for the experience. Close to Fort Santiago and San Augustin Church within  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Visit Intramuros in Manila generated a good expectation: the historic centre of a colonial Spanish city promised a good amount of colonial buildings, plazas, palaces, churches... But disappointment oh streets narrow and little neat, light poles with lots of wires, houses and shops that show an economic situation is what prevails. Notable is the absence of restaurants or bars, let alone that there are terraces to enjoy a moment of relaxation. The only colonial religious building that remains is the Church of San Agustín (Convent is rebuilt). In the Plaza de Rome, which was originally the Plaza Mayor, the "Town Hall" Although rebuilt preserved their architecture, the Governor's Palace is a building that does not preserve original architecture and not it seemed aesthetic, the Cathedral while bonita is contemporary existence; the same fate remain the few existing squares... The Fort of Santiago would be as colonial defense system an important legacy, outside this intramural immerses you in the everyday hectic life in Manila. In terms of safety to judge of the inspection a taxi up to the trunk and across from the square of Rome, is understand how that aspect to the interior is. Enjoys intramural. LIFE... is a trip!
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  • August 14, 2017
    The inner city is a must-visit in Manila. There are so many famous historic buildings inside.Better visit by walking if it's not too hot and humid. August is too hot and humid and sometimes rainy...  more »

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