Thursday, June 29, 2017

Intramuros: Photo Diary

Hi folks!

Finally, here's the continuation of our Manila adventure. As I've mentioned in my previous post (National Museum + Planetarium: Photo Diary), we had a break from our long travels and decided to explore Manila like a tourist. We went museum-hopping in the morning, and then went to Intramuros in the afternoon.


Here's a quick photo diary...


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Intramuros, also known as the Walled City, was first built in 1590, during the Spanish occupation of the Philippines. It housed the Spaniards (mostly officials and government authorities) and a few rich Filipinos during the colonial era. Intramuros played a big role in the history of the Philippines. Thus, it is a must to visit this place. For an in depth history, you may visit this blog (here). 😁

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Our first stop: Baluarte de San Diego- one of the oldest stone fortifications in Intramuros

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An old artillery battery inside Baluarte de San Diego

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That friendly guy lent me his friend's kite. It was my first time to fly a kite! 😁

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Next, we went to Casa de Manila. Casa de Manila is a museum depicting a (rich) family's lifestyle during the Spanish colonization.

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If I am not mistaken, I think this is the old Adamson University building? 😁

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Our last stop: Fort Santiago

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Fort Santiago, located at the mouth of Pasig River, was an important defense fortress during the Spanish era. Jose Rizal, our national hero, was held here before his execution in 1896.

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Rizal's footsteps going to Luneta (Bagumbayan).

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Sunset at the Pasig River

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We did miss some historical places and museums in Intramuros, but we still had a great time. I hope I'll be able to visit again to explore those we missed.

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Have a nice day folks!

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