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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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The Manila Cathedral

...has gone majestic after the refurbishings. We heard mass with my family and we were in awe and enchanted by the music of the bamboo organ and ecstatic voices of the choir. A... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This is one place i bring my kids over and over again. I feel that there is always something to learn in every visit. I have started bringing them when they were 4 and still bring them even if they are now teen agers. I think they learned to appreciate our history more by being there. I just hope they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

...has gone majestic after the refurbishings. We heard mass with my family and we were in awe and enchanted by the music of the bamboo organ and ecstatic voices of the choir. A good place to reflect and pray.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

the governement of the phillipiness has taken an initiative to redevelop the walled city of the old manila. named it the intramuros. this place retains the old building with its architecture worth seeing. the old church and cathedral are so beautiful.hymns still being played in the functional old church. the navy and sailor buildings all remind you of the old... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I loved wandering around this historic site at my leisure. Lots of interesting and historically important things to see. Plenty of places to have a cold beer or something to eat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

A must visit is the Illustrado Cafe.originally part of the walled church.Cozy courtyards that lead to a unique 3 floor Museum like gift boutique.Original oil painings and native art works will impress you .the low prices make this areal find for handicrafts make by local mountain natives,baskets to wood cravings .have lunch or dinner at the illustrado Cafe and tour... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

We could see the historical building from Spanish colonial to Japanese colonial in the Philippine. We could take guide and they would take us around the city. there was a cathedral, Palacio de Gobernador, estate, and education complex. It's The other side of Manila :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great place to visit and a reprieve from the congestion of Makarti the only down side was we took a horse and cart tour and agreed on a price of 700 pesos for the whole tour which lasted 1&1/2 hour when we finished the driver wanted 2800 peso he said he told us it the price was 700 every 30... More 

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Las Piñas, Cavite, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I visited Intramuros with my cousins from Canada. We rode the calesa and drove past places that have historical values but the structures itself does not speak so much of it. The "kutsero" was very informative though about the facts about place. It would have been very helpful if the area was preserved rather than pictures of the old sites... More 

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Bacolod, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

After all this time, evne with the threat of commercialization and being flocked to by tourists, Intramuros has kept its charm. Amongst its ruins you can catch beautiful glimpses of history and some admirable (for a developing nation) efforts to preserve it. Every Filipino needs to check it out, IMO. At risk of sounding too cheesy/touristy, I suggest taking a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is the most horrible experience my dad and I have experienced when we were in Philippines last Nov. It’s a long one and it may take you some time to read it, however, I am sure it can be served as a warning for those who may travel to Manila in the future. I hope you can take strict... More 

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