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“Old Manila” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Intramuros

Intramuros
Bonifacio Dr & Padre Burgos St, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
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Ranked #6 of 80 attractions in Manila
Type: Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins, Historic Walking Areas
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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 Spanish Colonial times (1521-1898).
Manila, Philippines
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“Old Manila”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

I should commend the Intramuros Administration for maintaining the old Manila that was Intramuros. You do not have to travel to Vigan to experience the cobbled stone road, to see old houses and experience the splendor of Manila's past. Architecture of the buildings is reminiscent of the Spanish era complete with two famous churches, San Agustin and the Cathedral. For more on Manila's history, there is Fort Santiago. The restaurants inside Intramuros offers different Spanish and Filipino dishes. One can also take a calesa or the Tranvia-like vehicle ride around the Walled City.

Visited August 2012
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“Old Spanish history”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

San Agustin church has a museum that is worthwhile. Casa Manila is also worth walking through, and Fort Santiago is interesting. All are very reasonably priced. The main street is easy to walk on, but the rest of Intramuros is a bit crowded and difficult to walk around. If you enjoy historical places, it's worth a day.

Visited October 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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“Bit of culture in the chaos of Manila”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

It felt a bit safer inside Intramuros. There are lovely churches and a nice historic feel in the area.

Visited October 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Alright if you're at a loose end”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

If you have a day or 2 to kill in Manila, it's worth checking it out. If you miss though I wouldn't sleep though.

Visited November 2011
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Pagadian City, Philippines
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“I learned a lot about Philippines here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

History buff, this is a must visit attraction! However, be aware of the conniving tour guides. They tend to overcharge. When they say per package, it means per person. Don't be fooled.

Visited August 2012
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