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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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Interesting site to visit in Manila

One of the historical places to visit in Manila. Interesting site where old history can be revisited.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We did the halfday tour with Yolo travels, absolutely loved the area! If you are visiting Manila, this is a must see. There is not much historic or cultural sightseeing in Philippines, this is probably the closest you'll get.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

One of the historical places to visit in Manila. Interesting site where old history can be revisited.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

This was listed on a Time article as the #2 thing to do in Manila.... I'd have to say it was pretty underwhelming! There were some nice lawns & a well manicured garden but other than that it was just a few old buildings & a wall or two. The fee was less than USD$2 and it was a tick... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The hustle and bustle in Manila can really take its toll on a tourist, local or foreign. But once you reach Intramuros, you travel back in time to pre-smartphone era. The walls of Intramuros are a testament to legacy-type building and construction. Through wars, some parts are still intact. Get a walking tour or try the bamboo bike tour. Learn... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Have a better perspective of the country by walking around the old walled city (preferrably with a local tour guide/historian) built by the Spanish conquistadores in place of the old palisaded Kingdom of Rajah Sulaiman---the cradle of what we now know as the Philippine Nation. Much of Intramuros was destroyed in World War II but a handful of places are... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

A walk inside the Intramuros is certainly a different experience compared to the rest of Metro Manila. I would strongly advise than taking a ride in a "Calesa". Spare the poor horse the burden of pulling of our weight in the heat. Nice views from the different vantage points inside the Intramuros. A visit to the St. Augustine church and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

It is a very nice place to visit displaying the historical and architectural heritage of the Filipino people. Don't forget to bring in your camera with you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great place to visit especially if you like history or architecture. There are several museums within the area so you can spend the day there. You can get food as well. They have tours from outside vendors for 500p a person. Manila was heavily bombed during WWII so this area is one of the only old areas left and has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

For five centuries ago Intramuros was the sit of power of the Spanish empire. Many events happened in this place, that you can learned by joining with some educational tours offered by some groups. After world war 2 it was destroyed and some of the historical buildings and churches had been rebuild and even relocated. Walking on its wall you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Had a great time with the GF one Saturday afternoon last year to tour the place and stop for photographs. Rode a kalesa to have a better understanding of the place and to see how they maintained it to how it still is today. Haven't had the time to come back but will do. :)

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Address: Bonifacio Dr & Padre Burgos St, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Manila

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