by Regin Reyno
|Manila Cathedral in Intramuros|
|just one round of calesa ride in Fort Santiago|
A must-visit historical site if you are in Manila is Intramuros. Intramuros is a walled city in Manila during the Spanish regime. The Spaniards built walls around the capital city, Manila, during that time-to protect against invaders. It was built in 1590 until 1872.
During our stint in Manila, we stayed in a backpackers guest house in Malate called Friendly's Guesthouse. It is located near Intramuros. I recommend that place if you want to go to Intramuros.
From our guesthouse we took a taxi going to Fort Santiago, a citadel located inside intramuros. The fare was Php 70. After paying Php 75 for our entrance fee, we started to explore Fort Santiago and enjoyed a historical tour.
From Fort Santiago we proceeded to Casa Manila and the beautiful churches Manila Cathedral and San Agustin Church. All were done by foot.
It was indeed a wonderful experience having to see those durable walls built by the Spaniards and to actually feel and experience the places where many historical events happened. So if you're in Manila, don't skip it and don't forget to visit Intramuros for a meaningful historical experience.
What are the historical places in your city?
This is my entry to the Pinoy Travel Bloggers' Blog Carnival for October 2012 with the theme