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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. See Intramuros and all Manila has to offer by arranging your trip with our Manila trip planner .
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  • If you have been to an old Spanish settlement before, e.g., Old San Juan or Cartegena, Intramuros is quite disappointing. Most of the old buildings are long gone and the typical cobblestone streets ca...  more »
  • Even if the place could be better taken care of, it’s perfect to have a walk and travel back to the times when Phillippines used to be a Spanish colony. Strongly reccomended to visit  more »
  • This place blew my mind as well as visiting Manila made me unsattisfied.Interior is fantastic with ruins from second world war and Spanish colonization.Churchs and Homes are worth seeing.There are Sev...  more »

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