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“Intramuros used to be the seat of the Spanish Government”
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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Manila Super Saver: Manila Sightseeing plus Tagaytay Tour with Taal Volcano
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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 June 22, 2013

There are old spanish buildings built during the Spanish colony in the Philippines. There are also carrages, souvenir shops and resraurants with spanish settings.

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

Intramuros is what's left of Spanish architecture in Manila. If the Philippine government only made this a pedestrian zone it could compete as a tourist destination. Without it, you have pedicab tours, 4 wheel drive SUVs and squatters in every cobblestone cul-de-sac.

Visitors: check out the good but expensive shopping at Silahis and sights to see. My suggestion to the government: get rid of the cars and make this place the new shopping and restaurant district of Manila. It could be the Fort Bonifacio (another suburb of Manila) with a soul. For reference, look at all of the cities of Europe with beautiful plaza and pedestrian areas. If the Philippine government wants to focus on government, this is their ticket.

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Reviewed June 19, 2013

Intramuros used to be the seat of the Spanish Government for over 300 years. Protected by the fortified walls, this area was one of the only things that at least partially remained standing after the Battle of Manila during WWII. This area is a very important and educational piece of Philippine history. The monuments and museums are accessible and affordable (where an entrance fee applies, some is free) for both tourists and locals alike.

Several reputable universities are located along the wall, which is riddled with bullet holes from its violent past.

2  Thank sunnyside831
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

dont waste your time here, there is nothing to see but a bunch of schools and a few old churches, you will see better intramuros in Quebec City, and most big towns in Europe...........

3  Thank reivinmandm
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Bearing in mind that this area represents one of the few old parts of the city, typically very little support has been given by the government and the general impression is one of decaying tat. If The Philippines is serious about attracting more tourists then this is one place with which they could start.

3  Thank PutneySW
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