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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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History mixed with graffiti

Well, if you expect to see ancient ruins and beautiful castles, Intramuros is not THAT fabulous. But it's still a very nice place, some buildings are just breathing history, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Well, if you expect to see ancient ruins and beautiful castles, Intramuros is not THAT fabulous. But it's still a very nice place, some buildings are just breathing history, and some are modern and covered with graffiti, that gives the place some unique spirit. I recommend using the map of Intramuros with comments (you can find one on Wikitravel or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Took tour with BamBikes (bamboo bicycles). Ate at Ristorante Delle Mitre (quite good food). Loved Silahis gift shop!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

It wasn't well lit at night so I couldn't appreciate in full the Colonial Spanish architecture, but the streets are cobble stone and the few buildings that have been renovated look absolutely gorgeous!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Great scenery. Everything old and beautiful. It's very pleasant place for a stroll and lose yourself for a few hours. It was a bit annoying that every 5 minutes someone comes and bugs you for a tricycle ride, and you have to say no about 15 ties to get them to go bother smeone else. but anyhow, great pleace. Coolest... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

well its mixed in with so much in this area. it was a good place to hear about the history of the city and all the changes it went through years ago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

a good place to learn about the history of Manila. We took the ferry boat along the Pasig River here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Showing old Manila specifically Spanish era to balikbayan and foreigner friends will somehow explain this part of culture of Filipinos, Intramuros is the best area to be for this. On top of that, architectural designs of the past can well be understood while walking on the pavered roads of Intramuros. For Catholics, visiting Manila Cathedral & San Agustin Church is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Do make time for Intramuros if you are visiting Manila. This is definitely the star historic attraction of the city. Would strongly recommend hiring a tour guide to understand the significance of this attraction. There are several tour services available online that visitors could signup for, alternately visitors could seek help at the tourist information counter about guided tours. While... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Lot more traffic than on our last visit, plus it seems like the chain food outlets have arrived now. Chow Ching and Jollibee. We went into the Antiques store again and that is still displaying the best of the local memorabilia available and at better prices than down at the Fort

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Spend no less than one day here and....YES....succumb to the bicyclers that will pester you until you get into their clumsy mode of transportation. Yup.....your a tourist....so move on and get with the program. Take it in and see!! This is a magnificent history lesson of Malay, Chinese and (mostly) Spanish. Observe the fort, the churches and the courtyards. This... More 

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