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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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  • MAH ... I expected a little better, some cute colonial mansion, but the rest downright puny. pity that the WWII destroyed the "Pearl of the Orient".
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  • This is the oldest part of Manila, with original churches and some of buildings dating back to the 1600s. The Manila Cathedral is beautiful and worth seeing. There are police/guards dressed in traditi...  more »
  • The walled city is the memory of Spanish presence and heritage of humanity, which does not make it the most degraded and dirty place I know. In spite of all is a visit mandatory for those tourists and travelers that arrive to Manila. It has undoubted historic and cultural interest, some emblematic buildings and famous churches, without doubt the Cathedral. Some restaurants and a cooking school.
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