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Address: Bonifacio Dr & Padre Burgos St, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: Intramuros, "The Walled City," is the oldest district in Manila. This is...
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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Full of interesting History

I took myPartner here to show her some history of Manila and the Phillipines. This area has some fascinating history and gives great insight in to the past of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Historical place. A city wherein the old and the new world merges together. There are a lot things to see and activities to get fun and experience with. Food around the areas are available mid range to fine dining. Also old churches or cathedral are also within the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

I took myPartner here to show her some history of Manila and the Phillipines. This area has some fascinating history and gives great insight in to the past of the Phillipines. Highly recommend this for anyone visiting Manila

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

this was the original Manila. It was built by the Spanish to protect the inhabitants from attack. As you walk inside the intramuros you see the remnants of the walls of the city. Most of it has been bombed. It is made up of an area of approximately 0.67 sq km. Till today you will find churches, monasteries, convents, schools,... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

An excellent 3 hours touring the Intramuros. The walking tour guide Carlos entertained the group with stories, singing, acting to make the history of the area come alive. He also had me wipe tears from under my sunnies as he told of the 100000 people killed by the US bomb drop to quell the Japanese who were also killing the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

It's only really what's left of a city wall and a gutted building. Nothing to get very excited about. The only surprise was that part of it is surrounded by a golf course, although there was no way to figure out where the clubhouse is and there was almost no one playing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I stayed a couple of days in Intramuros and walked around the whole place easily. It was very hot, but there were place to stop and drink while taking it all in. I declined all the guides and just wandered at my own pace. I particularly enjoyed Santiago Fort

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I love the museums and the architecture. It kinda took me back in time a little bit. Bring an umbrella, small towel, and water! The sun will burn you with all the walking you will be doing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

You could see the ruins with commentary by horse and carriage. Hawkers were't troublesome. Some souvenir shops. Cheap entrance fees.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Easy area to find your way about with all the attractions relatively close together. Be prepared to see poverty though as this is Manila. Some good places to eat cheaply. Not the most interesting of places by international standards but a worthwhile day to be had overall.

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Tarneit, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

If you have a few spare hours a trip to Intramuros is worthwhile. Our guide was very knowledgeable and had quite a few stories to tell from the Spanish Conquestodors to the Japanese occupation relating to Intramuros. They are still a few colonial buildings standing, notably St. Augustines and the majority of the wall. Renovations are on going and it... More 

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