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Walk This Way

Santa Clara Street | Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila, Luzon, Philippines (Quiapo)
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Ranked #7 of 30 activities in Manila
Type: Tours
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Carlos Celdran takes visitors on a leisurely stroll around a selection of Intramuros' structures with an irreverent yet informative analysis of... more » Owner description: Carlos Celdran takes visitors on a leisurely stroll around a selection of Intramuros' structures with an irreverent yet informative analysis of Philippine architecture, culture, and society from Pre-Hispanic Manila until the present. « less
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Berlin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

If you come to Manila, do this tour!!! You not only learn about intramuros, You will learn about the history of the Philippines in the most expressive way possible. Carlos is fantastic, i wish schools would teach History in this way...The Kids would love it as I loved the 3 hour tour!!!!!!

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albany, ny
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Carlos provided a great history of the fort and of surrounding Manila from precolonial days to the present. He is very entertaining and knowledgeable. Well worth it. Carlos is an interesting person in and of himself.

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perth
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We loved Carlos's humerous delivery style and the way he challenges some of the accepted historical myths. He has a real passion for the great city of Manila and we love it too. Takes 3 hours with minimal walking and lots of shade. 1100 pesos includes all entry fees, a calesa ride (horse drawn carriage) and a glass of halo... More

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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Being educated in a Catholic tradition, I grew up with a watered down version of Philippine history. It wasn't until I was an undergraduate student that I got a hold of the real thing. While history is interesting, all the dates and names can give you a headache, especially if you're forced to memorize them for a grade. Carlos' Walk... More

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Burbank
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We took this tour yesterday, so this review is very current. I read all the great reviews and really wanted to love this tour but it wasn't for us. Carlos, the tour guide, tells the stories with a very dramatic flair. But he really is into his acting and his own humor and slant, so it takes much longer than... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This tour is a theatre performance and history lesson wrapped into one. Carlos is a dramatic and effective actor, but his underlying passion for his country's history comes through in his expression of the story of the Philippines tortuous history. The content is well displayed and portrayed but not without some personal slant from the actor. This was a very... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

A dramatic mix of pathos, humour, pride, culture and history. This is theatre more than tourism but the theme is Manila's rich, messy, oh God so messy, history. It adds all the right elements of a Manila experience with a little food, a little of the local transport, a short walk, a little culture and some great back stories. It... More

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I really enjoyed Carlos on the tour around Fort Santiago. His thoughtful journey into history and how Manila has changed over the years due to major events provides a fantastic understanding for all ages. Most of the tour (90%) resides around the Fort Santiago, ending in a fantastic horse carriage ride or peddle power to San Agustin Church (go for... More

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

How do you get 2 x 15 year old boys who don't care about history to learn something about Manila while they are here? Carlos Celdran is your answer. On the way home afterwards my son said "that man is an inspiration". I just smiled to myself and decided it had been a worthwhile afternoon. Yes, Carlos' style is full-on... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

You could take a walk around Intramuros and take a few pics of Fort Santiago and be on your way thinking "oh well,I've done that" or you could take a three hour tour with Carlos Celdran and be thoroughly entertained and informed by this very enthusiastic guide. Part street theatre, part theology lecture and part slide show it all adds... More

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