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Intramuros

Bonifacio Dr & Padre Burgos St, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
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As featured in 3 days in Manila
Ranked #6 of 81 attractions in Manila
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Type: Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins, Historic Walking Areas
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... more » 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). « less
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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Intramuros is a walled city built by Spanish in the late 16th century. Much of it to this day has been destroyed over the years of war and earthquakes. Yet, some parts of the magnificent structure still stands. Take your time to walk around and on the wall.

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Las Pinas, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The Walled City of Intramuros is a very wonderful place to visit. Everything looks vintage. Heck, even the Starbucks and Jollibee (and any other stores and restaurants) looks bloody old! The Spanish aura still lingers on the place. It's full of old churches, universities, historical sites, ancient ruins and stores. Do not ever, ever forget to visit "The Walled City"... More

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Quezon City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Intramuros is by far one of my most favorite places in old Manila. The cobblestone pavements, the thick, old walls, the antique architecture all transport one to the Spanish colonial era. Take a walk around and it's like traveling back to the past. It's always a relaxing journey around this place and whenever I go there, I make it a... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Intramuros is a good place to visit if you want to see the colonial influence of the country. The buildings and the streets gives you an idea how it was during the colonial system. The San Augustin church is a must to see if you are in the area. The Silahis store is like a showroom of Philippine Culture. Good... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Intramuros was one of my favorite place to visit in Manila, Philippines. It's has a gorgeous Spanish touch to it and takes you away from the hustle-bustle of the city. Very calming, filled with beautiful churches (where you might be able to find a beautiful wedding ceremony if you are lucky) and very affordable souvenir shops, coffee shops. Any trip... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Intramural showcases Philippine colonial history and culture - old and contemporary. Sadly, that culture involves proliferation of slums and lawlessness.

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Kajang, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Built by the Spanish and now maintained and refurbished by the current Philippine Government, Intramuros is a must when visiting Manila. The old town provides the ultimate experience of how it felt during the colonial time of the Spanish in the Philippines. Fort Santiago is the relic to make your experience real and being.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Take a walk through history or hire a tricycle to take you on a joy ride around this old city. There are some nice old buildings and churches to take a look at. If you get tired of walking there are many restaurants around this area to make a pit stop.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a very good place just to walk around and imagine life a long time ago. If is very accessible, very easy to navigate, and is home to many of the historical attractions in the city. Take a walk in this ancient district and get away from the hustle and bustle of Metro Manila.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

If you are in Manila touring, you might as well come. The area around Manila consists of old Spanish architecture, and this place is very historic. I appreciated the Rizal museum. It is very informational, and his movement was crucial to the Philippines. He is represented in every city I went to. It is true, however, that there isnt much... More

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