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Intramuros

Address: Bonifacio Dr & Padre Burgos St, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
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Ranked #4 of 79 Attractions in Manila
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Owner description: Intramuros, "The Walled City," is the oldest district in Manila. This...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Intramuros, "The Walled City," is the oldest district in Manila. This is what remains of the fortified city, which was the seat of power during Spanish Colonial times (1521-1898).
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This was our second time in Manila. If we had to stay in Manila again we would again chose this area. There are many college students around. It is lively. One of our favorites parts was walking on the top of the old city wall. Not only are there views on each side but there are activities going on atop... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

So dissapointed with the place. Really nothing much to see. Just some old buildings and streets. We got fooled by horse carriage tour. From the previous expiriences in other countries I suspected that this would not be worth taking however my husband did not want to walk. So, the guy told us that he would take us around Intramuros for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We didn't have a lot of time to enjoy the Intrauros but we ended up walking through most of it and were fascinated by the surprisingly good repair of much of the historic construction. Unfortunately, the aggressive pedi-cab drivers really kind of ruined it. We just wanted to walk and take pictures but were constantly accosted and followed by "guides"... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

We made the mistake of visiting here during the preparations for the Pope's visit. The security and traffic were both over the top. Pity the security did nothing about the guy who tried to sell me a clearly stolen mobile phone, or the aggressive pedi-cab riders who were constantly touting for business and made it very difficult to enjoy the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Intramuros is one of the last remaining old Manila neighbourhoods and has two lovely churches and a small square. The largest, most important church in Manila, the Manila Basilica Cathedral, is in the center of Intramuros. While there you can walk the small area or choose a horse-drawn carriage or bicycle rickshaw tour. Walk along the ramparts and view the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

A very interesting place. I have seen a lot of Spanish colonial places in Latin America including the wall cities of Havana and Cartagena, so found Manila fascinating. Wondering around its streets, which I felf were safe, was a delight. The musts are the walls itself, the Fuerte Santiago, the baroque San Agustin church and Casa Manila.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Real shame so many buildings were destroyed in WW2 but worth a visit, especially the cultural bulldings like San Agustin Museum. Get a drink on the roof of the Bayleaf Hotel and enjoy the view of Corrigedor, the mountains, the city and the mad little golf course around the walls of Intramuros.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We didn't expect much from Intramuros, but luckily we got sold by one of the tourguides to take a ride on his bike. There is actually lots to see, and the history and architecture should be appreciated.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Loving intramuros! Took 4 colleagues over there today. Saw some new places, discovered something new to do for next time...Bambike!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Visited during Jan. this old city/ fort. Charge to enter is 75 pesos each self walk tour. Once u enter you will be approached to do a guided tour. If u like to read i recommend u do it on your own and save money. Took about 1 hr to complete, outside the gate theres shops n plaza. You can... More 

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