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“Quiet Seclusion in a Big City”
Review of Intramuros

Intramuros
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Private Half-Day Manila City Tour
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Manila Old and New: Sightseeing Tour Including Intramuros and Fort Santiago
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$118.00*
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Manila Super Saver: Manila Sightseeing plus Tagaytay Tour with Taal Volcano
Ranked #2 of 140 things to do in Manila
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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 April 1, 2013

My wife and I decided to spend a week at the Bayleaf Hotel in Intramuros and walk around the historic section on a daily basis. While some of the streets are a bit dirty and quite poor, we enjoyed the shops and churches. The views of the walls and green golf course are also a plus. An enjoyable haven.

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Reviewed March 31, 2013

It was exciting seeing the oldest district in Manila on board a horse-driven Filipino calesa. Some roads are still cobbled to this date and it was really nice seeing old stone buildings, old famous churches and old Spanish Filipino houses. Felt the richness of Filipino history. Restaurants around were aplenty. Price of souvenirs though in Intramuros shops was such a rip-off!

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Reviewed March 31, 2013

This is an interesting and historical area in Manila, worth a visit. You can see the well maintained old walls, walk through the streets and visit the churches, museums, Fort Santiago, and enjoy the local cuisine.

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Reviewed March 29, 2013

A great afternoon in Manila is walking thru Intramuros then going across MacArther Bridge to the oldest Chinatown outside China (Binondo) Took a taxi to walled city (traffic awful but ride cheap as long as you insist on meter) through pretty Rizal Park and then walked from San Augustin Church to Manila Cathedral (unfortunately closed) to Fort Santiago which had a small fee but great brochure in English and intersting exhibits. American expat Greg Dorris actually gives amazing and affordable private tours with full historical perspectives - we were able to meet him in Binondo Chinatown and explore the old Manila downtown known as the pearl of Asia that was decimated in World War 2. If you have one day in Manila, this is a great way to spend it!

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Reviewed March 29, 2013

Visited the Cathedral which was unfortunatly shut and walked around the old streets. Nearly got ipped off tho on the way back on a horse drawn buggy ride. Beware.

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