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Intramuros

Bonifacio Dr & Padre Burgos St, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
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Ranked #4 of 79 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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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The trip was pretty good. We ended up sating at the Bayleaf Hotel because it was within walking distance. We were able to walk to all the top sites within 2-3 hours. You can get a map from an hotel. We walked it, but you can get a tour by tuk tuk for about 200 pesos, we heard as low... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Itntramuros is a fantastic lesson to travellers looking to learn more about the history of Philippines. The whole Intramuros area has churches, forts and museums that are steeped in history that teaches you about what happened over the past few centuries in the country by the invading Spaniards, British and Americans. Highly recommended to spend at least a day walking... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Modern Philippino culture is a melting-pot of european, asian and american heritage. See how it all began here, the strong-hold of the original Spanish settlers, WWII American troops and with some Chinese heritage too. Take a tricycle tour of the town, but be sure to confirm your price beforehand!

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General Santos, Philippines
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This is old Manila. There is history here. It is hard to know Manila, if you haven't spent some time here. This is close to embassies, and government buildings. For me that included the US Embassy, not far away, the Philippine Bureau of Immigration, the old battlement with it's cannons. My daughter goes to college there now, and it is... More

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

I was taken back by this historical part of Asia and it's in Manila Beautiful just to walk around : relax with a drink or just have lunch A must see when in manila

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China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I love how Filipinos maintained the walls in this place. A lot of new buildings already inside but they were able to maintain some structures for the new one. It's a Philippine version of the great wall in China hahaha...

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Sacramento, California
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22 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

You cannot help but feel a sense of history as you walk through this part of Manila. From the thick walls of Intramuros, the the cell that held Jose Rizal prior to his execution by firing squad, the alley ways, I liked the display inside Fort Santiago of the old cars that were in an unrestored state (giving you a... More

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Makati, Philippines
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This is the best way to see the influence of Spanish colonial rule over the Philippines. A walled "city" with cobbled roads, 500 year old churches and other monuments. Take the popular and very entertaining tour of Carlos Celdran.

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Iloilo City, Philippines
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101 reviews 101 reviews
52 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Even if my husband was hesitant to visit this place, I still insisted for the sake of my children. My father was a seafarer, and when he comes home, mama would usually fetch him in Manila and we tag along. His boarding house is near this place and we love going up and down the overpass every time we go... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I like to walked in this place. I really love the old houses, churches. You can't never forget about the history of this place.

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