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“see the walled city!”
Review of Intramuros

Intramuros
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Manila Old and New: Sightseeing Tour Including Intramuros and Fort Santiago
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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).
Reviewed March 13, 2013

A place where you get to see bits and pieces of the Spanish influence in the Philippines. Intramuros means walled city, it was created by Spaniards to protect the city from invasion.

This is where you can find the famous Manila Cathedral, Fort Santiago and (UNESCO) San Agustin Church. A walking distance from SM Manila/ Manila City Hall.


For tourists who would like to commute going to Intramuros, you can take the MRT/LRT. This, however, will require you to walk about 500m.

Ride an MRT (south bound) and get off at the last station (Taft) where it connects to LRT. From MRT Taft, take the exit to your right and walk towards the LRT station. From there, you can ride another train and get off at Central Terminal Station (remember that there are six stops before reaching Central Terminal).

From the Central Terminal, you can walk towards a building with huge clock tower (that is Manila City Hall, btw). When you reached Manila City Hall, turn right and walk towards Padre Burgos St-- the main road (if you see a wide road with lots of jeepneys, you are in the right track).

From Padre Burgos St, you can walk towards the underpass to get to the other side of the street. After that, you can walk towards Victoria St where Intramuros entrance is located.

Thank Andi S
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

The highlight of this site was walking on the walls that surround the old village. They were incredible. The lack of investment in the upkeep of this important historical site is very unfortunate. The garbage and rubble on the streets was bad, and I was surprised to see the size of the "shanty town" within the borders of Intramuros. We were constantly bombarded by men on bikes offering to ride us around - but they didn't seem to be offering insight on the sites. Overall I'd recommend people go, but set your expectations low.

Thank LJST
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

A very interesting area of Manila with alot of history to take in.Definetly would recommend taking a peddicab for going around the area and save the shoe leather.Make sure you pre negotiate with the driver as the price will very with the amount of time you take at each location along the way.Expect to spend a couple of hours if you want to spend a little time at each interesting location.

Thank canuckbuck59
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

Don't miss S Agustin... impressive,
and Fort Santiago, emotion with Rizal (I wait for my catalan Rizal!!)
Cathedral?? was closed

Thank llampec
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

very few original buildings, nice atmoshere of the old city but with traffic and noise..overall a nice place to spend a morning.

Thank Samion
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