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Intramuros

Bonifacio Dr & Padre Burgos St, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
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Ranked #4 of 77 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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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

you can go to church, have picnic, take pictures, ride the calesa for P350 30 minutes or pedicab, to explore the walled city

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Pasig, Rizal, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This is the site of the old city of Manila. The cathedral and San Agustin are aesthetically worth visiting. At the very worst it is an atmospheric walk. For authentic souvenirs/antiques there is the great Silahis arts and crafts which is close to San Agustin, You can grab a bite at Mitre or Ilustrado which are restaurants consistent with the... More

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Bogor, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

the old town of manila city is really different from any old town in SE Asian countries.the only country colonialized by the Spain more than 300 years brings us to the only spanish and latinos romance atmosphere in asia.though some of the buildings are being rebuilt because of the severe damage caused by catasthrope and WW 2,the details of the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

A excursion with friends on a weekend afternoon. I strongly advise to take the Carlos Celdran tour as you can learn a lot from him without being bored. Good to stroll the streets at night too.

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

As for Manila, we were told that Intramuros was the place to visit for history. Intramuros is part of the Philippines' history. However, tourism at Intramuros is horrible. I felt harassed at every step with people following me for 15 minutes to talk me into buying things. Despite the swarms of peddlers, I found some really interesting and beautiful historic... More

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Calgary, Canada
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is a nice place to visit if you want to learn something about the very long history of the Philippines. The walls and buildings are very impressive and the information provided is clear and educative, without being boring. Bring a hat or an umbrella, plus some water, because even though you are in the open air, it gets really... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We walked around Intramuros for over 3 hours and were pleased.There was a great mix of old architecture, churches, etc. plus the locals living there. The walls are impressive and it was very quiet. It reminds me of Galle in Sri Lanka. I agree with other sit should be developed (tastefully) and supported as a possible future UNESCO site. Historic... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Absolutely love Intramuros! It's such a charming part of Manila, and a welcome break. The historical significance of the place was palatable, and the it was a fantastic part of trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

As a Filipino, Intramuros will always be part of our heritage as a former colony of Spain. Our past colonial power left a lot of footprints in the walled city like the churches that honors the religion that we Filipinos inherited from them which is Christianity; the Spanish architectural structures; the monumentso; academic centers and others. These churches include the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Not much to be seen accept market place and a chapel. Should do something to refurbish the fort. Location in the middle of the city

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