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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
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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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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Pitea, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Oldest district in Manila, the last place still standing after WWII. Take 1 or 2 hours to learn about history from 14th century.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

This is a really piece of Spanish history in Manila. old buildings, Churches, garden, Japaneses monuments. Pretty old homes with Spanish architect.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Intramuros has been a big part of my youth since I started my formal education in a Catholic School near the Manila Cathedral. My father was a banker whose office was just a stone throw away from the school. After classes I used to hang out in his office which became my second home. Intramuros is rich in history being... More

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Manila, Philippines
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

I used to know Intramuros as a safe beautiful place for tourists and photographers. We do photo-shoot within the 'walled city' during my Residency days when I was an active member yet of The Shots Photography Club (an affiliate of FPPF). I've been to Intramuros time and again but never did I notice the informal settlers mushroomed at the northern... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went to Intramuros as I have an interest in history and old forts. Our taxi dropped us off at Fort Santiago where we were immediately besieged by hawkers trying to sell us tours and goods. Whilst we were talking with one tour guide, hawkers were trying to get us to buy hats and toys, giving them to my daughter... More

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Traveled around the site by Horse Carriage. Find out costs ahead of time, they will give you choice of what to see, where to stop..time to spend. But having the extra voice to explain the history and the site was nice. Remember to tip all people on the carriage.

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Beijing
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

This is somehow the only historical landmark left to Manila. I am really sorry for the country that there is so little left after the WWII Manila battle. Most of the time in front of the place to visit, there would be an old photography of the building before its destruction, with some explanations of its story.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Worth spending a few hours here (not much else to see in Manila) as plenty of 500 year history (albeit not to relevant to a Westerner) and things to see.

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Bulacan Province, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

It was a memorable for me and for my family to visit Intramuros especially for my grandmother, who have felt their life before. The place has changed a lot from the last time that we have visited it. We felt more secured, thanks to those “katipuneros” look alike securities who are securing the areas for the tourists. This should be... More

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Tangerang, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

For you who visiting Manila and loves to see old and historical churches or building, this is the place. Not only the building but also the security wear a very old style of uniforms. I did not use the guide to enjoy and taking photos but it is alright since you can read the information in every places or buildings... More

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