Intramuros: The Walled City of Manila

Intramuros is a walled city found at mouth of Pasig River in Manila.  It was built in the 16th century by the Spanish Conquistadores.  The walls serves as a protection from moro invasions.  Up until today, several Spanish structures are still standing and the government are making efforts in preserving these treasures.  It was destroyed by the Japanese invasion but repaired in 1952.

Places To Visit:

Metropolitan Theatre

Just outside the gates of Intramuros (near LRT central station) you will find the Metropolitan theatre.

Central Post Office Building

You will also find this structure just outside the gates of Intramuros.

Within the Gates of Intramuros:


Palacio Del Sana

San Agustin Church

The Manila Cathedral

Palacio Del Gubernador

Fort Santiago

Rajah Sulayman Theatre

Rizal Shrine

HOw to get There:

From NAIA:  You can take a Cab and tell the taxi to take you to Intramuros.

From South Harbor:  You can take a cab, FX, or jeepney.  Just ask the people around on what route to take.

TIP:  Bring your umbrella if you just intend to walk around the walled city, otherwise you can just have a Calesa Tour for 350php per hour if you want to savor the moment.

Intramuros is a great place for a day stroll.. But of course, it is best experienced if you are with your loved one.

Enjoy your Day!

One response to “Intramuros: The Walled City of Manila

  1. Pingback: Luneta Park: The living witness of Rizal’s Heroism | enchantingphilippines

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