— Known as the “Walled City”, Intramuros, the oldest district and historic core best represent Manila’s rich history. It’s the only district of Manila where visitors can still see Spanish-era architecture. Intramuros offers a good destination for those keen to learn more about the history, architecture, and culture of Manila.
- Walk around Fort Santiago, one of the oldest Hispanic stone fortresses in the country. The fort also houses a visitor’s center, museum shop, chapel, Rizal shrines, Royal story houses and several parks and picnic areas.
- Ride a kalesa, a traditional horse-drawn carriage. around to visit the sights.
- Visit the Baroque San Agustin Church, one of the four churches in the Philippines inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Take a guided walking tour around the ancient walled city guided by performance artist Carlos Celdran.
- Take a unique tour aboard an air-conditioned jeepney which has a built-in karaoke so you can sing your way through traffic.
- Dine and watch a cultural show at Barbara’s Restaurant.
How to go
— Take the LRT1 to Central terminal station. Follow the LRT1 along A. Villegas until you get to Natividad Almeda-Lopez (2 blocks). Turn right at Natividad Almeda-Lopez, and walk past Manila City Hall towards Padre Burgos (1 block). Cross Padre Burgos towards Intramuros. For guided walking, biking or jeepney tours, be sure to reserve slots beforehand as pre-arrangements are required.