Intramuros

Intramuros Experience

My friends and I went to Intramuros yesterday, to get our dose of Philippine History. Well…We really intend to ride the ferry in Pasig River, but it is under assessment at the moment and we we’re not able to experience it. Epic fail.

Good thing, we made other plans like going to the “Walled City” (Intramuros), and dining out for dinner later in the day. Anyway, I would just want to share some snaps from our yesterday’s foot-tiring, but fun adventure. Yes, we did it only by foot.

 

Manila CBD from Walled City

 

Intramuros architecture

 

DOLE building

 

Manila Cathedral

 

Me taking photos (c/o my friend, Patricia)

 

Manila Post Office (c/o Patricia)

 

No ferry. Epic fail.

Alright. That’s it. Hopefully, the next time we will plan to go Manila, we will be able to get on a ferry. Just for experience.

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The Walled City

Another long weekend means another trip to somewhere I don’t usually go to. My sister and I are in a cost-cutting situation, so we decided to go somewhere near like Intramuros, Manila.

Intramuros is also known as The Walled City. This place served as the seat of Spanish colonial rule in the East. It was also the center of commerce, education, government and religion four centuries ago.

Republic Act 597 (1951) declared Fort Santiago as a national shrine, and Intramuros as a historical monument. The law required the use of Spanish architectural designs for constructions in the city (Source: http://www.intramuros.phofficial website of Intramuros).

Here are some snaps we took from our short trip to the historical site.

Main entrance of The Walled City

 

The Fort Santiago Façade.

 

Closer look on Fort Santiago's intricate Façade made of wood and stone

 

No this is not Cinderella's service. Kalesa was the common transportation during the Spanish occupation.

 

A SFO-like cart in Intramuros.

 

Lastly, a photo of my sister enjoying the trip (though she admitted later on that this whole thing is tiring).

There are actually a lot of other places to visit in Intramuros. We just got tired, so we decided to take make use of the rest of our energy on a nearby mall.

That’s all for now. Enjoy the weekend everybody!