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Address: Bonifacio Dr & Padre Burgos St, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Intramuros, "The Walled City," is the oldest district in Manila....

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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Bruce Pullman

Interesting historical location. Many good photo opportunities. I personally didn't have enough time to do justice to the area. This place deserves the time to study the history... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 17, 2016
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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

Interesting historical location. Many good photo opportunities. I personally didn't have enough time to do justice to the area. This place deserves the time to study the history and character.

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Las Pinas, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

There are a lot of places to visit inside the walled city of Intramuros being one of the most important historical sites in Manila. Attractions such as Puerto Real Gardens, Baluarte ni San Diego (an Al fresco garden overlooking the circular structure), Baluarte ni San Andres (overlooking the golf course), and Fort Santiago/Plaza Moriones (a citadel and prison during the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

Intramuros tours can very well be DIY if you prefer it that way. It's also the more reasonable option, as compared to the popular but pricey Carlos Celdran walking tour. Our quickie tour began with the beautifully restored Manila Cathedral built centuries ago, but was destroyed and rebuilt repeatedly through the centuries. This cathedral alone is worth the trip. At... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

This is a good place to stroll around if there is no car allowed to enter this area. The beautiful of old building couldn't be enjoyed because of many cars passing by.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

Impossible to understand the history of the city if you miss Intramuros. It was here during colonial times that Spain opened the gate of Christianity in Asia with the first Manila constructions and city urbanization.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

This was my favorite place in Manila. I am somewhat of a history buff, so visiting old buildings, particularly military installations, gets my blood pumping. We took a horse carriage tour, half an hour for four people at 350 pesos. I highly recommend this as Intramuros is a large complex to walk around in the heat. However, make sure to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2016

This is the old area. There are several churches. Fort Santiago is in this area. Most buildings are run down. It is generally safe to walk in the area but I would recommend taking a taxis as Manila is frequently hot.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2016

If you ever find yourself in Manila, then you should never miss a visit to Intramuros. The sophisticated elegance of European architecture mingles well with tropical designs. The moment you enter the old arch gates, you're immediately transported back to a bygone era. You could just imagine what life must be like 300 years ago in Manila. Sadly, its not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

My Fiancee and I really enjoyed seeing Intamuros. We had reserved a walking tour with Carlos Celdran which I highly highly recommend that you should take. You can do this online by searching his name. He is very entertaining and very informative. The tour includes a short Kalesa ride and you are treated to Halo Halo at the end of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2016

Astonishing, how small Manila was a few hundred years ago. You can walk through this old quarter in a few minutes, or an hour if taking some pictures - or stay there for some longer time, entering churches and museums. This was my second visit, and so was faster, but not less impressive. How much and how often this places... More 

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