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Address: Bonifacio Dr & Padre Burgos St, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
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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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Crazy Big Wall, Cool Historical Buildings

There are quite a few interesting museums, churches, and buildings in Intramuros. If you have time, take a carriage ride and grab some lunch at a charming restaurant. There are a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are quite a few interesting museums, churches, and buildings in Intramuros. If you have time, take a carriage ride and grab some lunch at a charming restaurant. There are a number of sites to see, so it might be a good idea to get a walking tourist map of some type or take the carriage tour.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was on the way to Saint Augustus, and had paid little time to outer area of Intramuros. The old intramuros is walled and is located now in the residential area. We entered through its old Gate and walked in the shops , houses and other public places up to Saint Augustus. In the way there are some old Buildings... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at a hotel within the intramuros for three nights and highly recommend the area as a base for Manila. We walked everywhere within the walls even though we had at least 500 offers for rides! We enjoyed the historic sites as well as wandering neighborhoods and would happily stay there again. We stayed in two other areas of... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This area is the old Spanish area of Manila Worth having a look and getting a understanding and history lesson about the history of the Philippines. Try not to go on a too hot day as there is not much shade around. We took a horse ride around for the tour, I do not recommend it, as they whip the... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This area is easy to walk around by foot. Don't use any other transportation or it's very possible they will rip off you with a too high price. The area was mostly destroyed in 2nd world war, and rebuild in the 1950s. So many buildings are not original. There are still some places to see like 2 churches, Fort Santiago,... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Manilla is a huge modern city but we much prefer the old area just because it is old, varied , and more interesting. This is the city's oldest district enclosed within a thick wall that the Spanish built for defence in the 1500s. Many of the city's historic attractions are here, as well as shops and boutiques perfect for souvenir... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was in the heart of the city-as is called Intramuros, in one day when the thermometers showed over 33 degrees, and the air was irrespirable at 14.00 when I arrived. I went through the burning desires to visit as much as possible. And it was much more than this, because we compensated with the coolness of the Jose Rizal... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the few places in Manila that would be of general interest that does not have the word "Mall" in the name. Many interesting sights here near to each other. And Chinatown is right across the pasig river. Dim sum. Yum.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Oasis in the middle of Metro Manila. The old walled city offers a different view of Manila that one can only appreciate if they stay inside the walled city for a couple of nights. We stayed at the Bayleaf hotel, an excellent hotel (separate review). After breakfast, we would walk around Intramuros and visit the Cathedral or San Agustin church... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Intramuros is a famous landmark in the Philippine, most particularly in Manila. It used to be a fort used by the Spanish to thwart attacks in Manila. Now it's a tourist destination, with tours and walks, that shows you tunnels, and secret passages used by the soldiers to access different areas. It also houses many different establishments such as hotels,... More 

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