The historic walls of Intramuros once enclosed the lush colonial Spanish community during the Spanish Era. Intramuros was built over the precolonial Islamic community in Manila and was then transformed into a city fortress.
|Manila skyline as seen from the walls.|
|The National Museum viewed from the walls|
|Manila City Hall as seen from the walls|
|Manila Bulletin Office|
One may walk alongside the walls or on the walls itself. A stroll alongside the walls will bring you to a trip to the old Manila with the feel of old grandeur and will make you reminisce those history lessons manifesting the beauty of the old colonial past. Several artifacts like cannons and old calesas may be seen from the grilled dungeons of the walls.
|Walking alongside the walls.|
|Hundred year old cannons on display within the walls.|
|Above the walls where visitors may sit and relax.|
|Walking above the walls.|
When visiting the walls, make sure to come on a cloudy day because there are few trees and canopies to offer shade on a hot summer day. Make it on an afternoon when its windy to make the experience even better. Many lovers come here on afternoons so be used to the sight of sweet couples. Also, there are police stations around the walls but they can not always guard the visitors all the time so always be wary of pickpocketers guised as street children and other various forms.
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Things to Remember
4. Getting There
The LRT is the easiest way to go there getting of from the Central Terminal.
5. For more information you may visit the Intramuros Administration website: http://www.intramuros.vweb.ph/