Intramuros (Latin, "within the walls") is the oldest district and historic core of the City of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Also called the Walled City, the original citadel of Manila was the seat of government when the Philippines were a component realm of the Spanish Empire. Districts beyond the walls were referred as the extramuros of Manila, meaning "outside the walls".


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GETTING AROUND
By Calesa- First used on the streets of Manila in the 18th century, these horse-drawn carriages can usually be found waiting for passengers near Fort Santiago. A nice, old-fashioned way to get around Intramuros. To avoid getting ripped off, it may be a good idea to ask about the route and confirm the price of the trip before setting out.
Jeepneys is the main way of transportation around the Intramuros and also by Bus and Taxi.
On foot - Walking from one attraction to another is a popular way to get around Intramuros. Just mind the cars: there are almost no pavements to speak of so pedestrians usually share space with automobiles. It is even possible to walk on some sections of the old city walls.

 

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

  • Tagalog
  • English

 

MUST SEES!

  • Fort Santiago
  • Postigo del Palacio
  • Rizal Footsteps
  • Carlos Celdran
  • Peruse the Graffiti walls
  • The silahis
  • Bahay Tsinoy
  • San Agustin Museum

 

LET’S GO TRY

  • Cassava cake
  • Suman

 

DID YOU KNOW THAT?

  • In Latin, Intramuros literally “within the walls”, meaning within the wall enclosure of the city.
  • In 1951, Intramuros was declared a National Historical Monument.
  • There 8 entrances in Intramuros.
  • Most famous destination inside is the Fort Santiago.

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