Intramuros (La Ciudad Murada/ The Walled City) was capital of the entire archipelago during the 300-year rule of the Spaniards. Housing the provincial houses of the major religious orders, their schools, and the palaces of the civil government as well as large warehouses for Spanish trade goods and military ammunition, Intramuros was the center of the humongous Spanish Empire in Asia. If there is one sole original structure within Intramuros, it is none other than San Agustín Church, the only connection of any person to the history, art and culture of pre-War Intramuros. It is an exquisite repository of local Baroque designs and fixtures. Built in 1581, it is a UNESCO heritage site. If there is one museum in Intramuros you must visit, it is this one. Inaugurated in 1975 by the former Principe de Asturias (eventually King) Juan Carlos de Borbon and former Princess Sofía, it holds a vast collection of Augustinian and ecclestiastical arts and artifacts saved through the years. The former monastery gives visitors a veritable feel of the religious life in one of Intramuros’ seven convents, with its manicured gardens and patios, stone staircase and cloister or clausura lined with religious paintings. Plaza San Luis Complex. A reconstructed compound, it resembles a Spanish colonial residential enclave. Entering it gives you a semblance of what it was like to enter the mansions of pre-War Intramuros. Currently, it houses souvenir shops and Barbara’s, one of a few dining options in Intramuros. Although the Barbara’s in the upper floor is quite formal in set-up, you can enjoy a more relaxed dining experience at the first floor, surrounded by plants and white-washed stone walls. Sometimes, rondalla music would accompany you here. Manila Cathedral. Destroyed during the Liberation of Manila in 1945, the current building was rebuilt in 1958 through the efforts of the first Filipino Cardinal, Archbishop Rufino Cardinal Santos.
In 1571, the Spanish built the castle to rule the Philippines. It covers an area of 1 square kilometre and is known as the "metropolis in metropolis". The castle is surrounded by trenches and medieval walls, with seven gates and 12 churches. At the end of World War II, most of the castle was destroyed and part of it has now been restored. In 1571, the Spanish built the castle to rule the Philippines. It covers an area of 1 square kilometre and is known as the "metropolis in metropolis". The castle is surrounded by trenches and medieval walls, with seven gates and 12 churches. At the end of World War II, most of the castle was destroyed and part of it has now been restored. You can visit Manila Cathedral by carriage for about 30 minutes, including the time you stay to take photos. The fare is 350 pesos. A carriage can take three people. When the coachman comes to a scenic spot, he will let you take pictures and give a brief introduction.
The castle is surrounded by trenches and medieval walls, with seven gates and 12 churches. When you go to Manila, you want to look at it and pay your tickets again. Eleven yuan is like this. When you go into a small garden and climb up several steps, you will find the location of the scenic spot pictures. It's very small. It doesn't take ten minutes to walk! At the end of World War II, most of the castle was destroyed and part of it has now been restored. Tourists in the city can feel the time reversal. Old carriages carry tourists through streets, gates, ports and villages. Spanish elegance is exuded here, preserving the architectural features of ancient times. There are the largest churches in Manila - Manila Cathedral, St. & 183; Augustine Church and Museum, San Diego Castle, Rizal Memorial and so on.
Good attractions, many Spanish buildings, bright colors. Walking in the street, coconut trees, egg drops and carriages are full of exotic customs. After visiting these scenic spots, remember to bargain not by the hour. We talked about 500 pesos in two cars and four people, and finally gave 20 tips, because it took us a lot of time to take pictures. In fact, you can also choose to go around by yourself, but the attractions are scattered.
Before taking the Philippines, I surfed the internet, saying that this is the place I have to go to Manila. So I went to the city early this morning. In fact, it can also be said that the city is in the middle of the city, or the old city in the new city, and so on. City is a former city, with ancient walls, and it looks very strong. In the wall is the old city, there are universities, middle schools, and now, schools are not open, except students and teachers, other people are not allowed to enter. Citizens in the city still live there, and the city has become an important tourist destination, providing a prerequisite for citizens to make a living. There are many tourists inside. They travel by tricycle, by carriage, while walking, I even see the word "business newspaper" in the city. First, I swam for a while, tired to ride in a carriage for a week.
Not a bad place. it's very low to enter and be prepared to step back into history. Jose Rizal is his name. He was a brave soul who fought and was jailed and killed for his revolt. This was so interesting that I might even go back. I never learned this history in USA. Others recommend this place I'm glad I took their advice.