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07 July 2013

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Ciudad Murada: What's Inside the Walled City?

Intramuros came from the Latin word “with in the walls” . It was founded by Miguel Lopes de Legaspi. Literally, it is covered of stone walls 100 percent to protect the community inside from the attack of the enemies outside (War)

There are lots of famous walled cities in the world and one of that is Located in National Capital region, in Manila. Intramuros is considered as smallest city in the Philippines with 0.68 square kilometers.

Intramuros came from the Latin word “with in the walls” . It was founded by Miguel Lopes de Legaspi. Literally, it is covered of stone walls 100 percent to protect the community inside from the attack of the enemies outside (War)


Inside the protective walls, you will find stone palaces, churches, monasteries, school and houses. Since it’s a new era, many commercial buildings rose, like fastfoods. (Department of Labor and Manilla Bulletin are also located inside)

Intramuros is rich of historic stories from the past and the colorful history shows on its architectural designs. It is very old and classic design.

By the time that you enter the gate of the vicinity, you will feel the distinctive ambiance of the Place. It’s like you’re in a movie taping where-in you can see innumerable old establishment perfect for you and your friend. The location is very Spanish era up until today however commercial establishments are available now.

How to get there based on my experience?
  • . LRT 1- The best and inexpensive medium that will bring you to the location. The Nearest Station is Central Terminal Station.
  •  Taxi – Tell the driver the exact name of Intamuros, the flag down rate is P40.00 and P3.50 for the succeeding meters.

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