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Intramuros

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Address: Bonifacio Dr & Padre Burgos St, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
Phone Number:
6325272961
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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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Nice piece of history

Intramuros is a lovely old place to walk around and feel the history. The walls are a good place for a view over the old town.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You have a hard time choosing and area to stay in Manila, like all other mega cities. But al least Intramuros is contained and relatively traffic free. Has San Agustin which is a good way to spend an hour. Also some decent (2) restaurants and best of all The Bayleaf Hotel.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Intramuros is very historical and needs a lot of respect, care and upkeep from the Philippine people. It is a walled city that has witnessed a great part of the nation's history but commercialism have taken priority in the people's interest rather than preservation. It is quite overcrowded and unkempt. Some good restaurants to try and don't miss visiting San... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Intramuros is the original heart of Manila. The old walled city that was built by the Spanish in the 1600s, then flattened during WWII has been mostly retired and is buzzing with activity. I hired a guide (Ernie) when i got to the fort entry point. He was sitting in a horse drawn carriage chatting with the driver. His fee... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is worth a visit if you are in Manila and have some spare time, but not something you have to see. Get a map and walk around alone to see everything.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Best part of Manila - something that actually has character other than dirt and polluted air. Nice mix of Spanish/Filipino heritage. Totally different from rest of Manila.

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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Intramuros is a lovely old place to walk around and feel the history. The walls are a good place for a view over the old town.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This area is interesting and has several attractions like Casa Manila and the Manila Cathedral and interesting Fort Santiago. However, it would be nicer if more places were fixed up (while preserving the historical integrity). My advice is to get here as soon as attractions are open to avoid the crowds. Maybe arrive at 8-9 AM. The Rizal Museum at... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The area has great examples of the various influences in the country. Close to rival park, Fort Santiago and St Augustin cathedeal you can do all in about 4 or 5 hours

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place brings you back to the time of Spanish era were walls are built by stones, and you can also see a glimpse of history artifacts.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

When you want to have a break but you have a little time, this is where you go. When you want to revisit history inside the city, this is the place for you. We didn't have any plan that day. We just want to have a walk. So, to make it meaningful, we went for a walk in Intramuros -... More 

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