The Walled City of Intramuros

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What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than going to Intramuros, Manila? When everyone opted to go to the mall, watch a movie, and dine in a fancy restaurant, my hubby and I decided to go the "Walled City" of Manila.

It was a different way for us to celebrate such occasion because not only we got to enjoy the walking tour, we also got to practice our photography.

Before going to Intramuros, we passed by the National Museum, which is just a walking distance from Puerta Real Gardens, one of the entrances of the walled city. Unfortunately, cameras are not allowed inside so I was able took one photo outside of the building.

Next stop was Casa Manila. It is a whole house of museum which was created to showcase the lifestyle during the Spanish colony. Then, we went to the famous Manila Cathedral, which is the ecclesiastical seat of the Archdiocese of Manila. The basilica remained standing after having been destroyed several times by natural disasters and fire. It would be my dream to get married here.

After Manila Cathedral, we went to the Fort Santiago. This is defense fortress built and one of the oldest fortifications in Manila. The fort is shielded by high and thick walls located at the mouth of the Pasig River. Inside the fort is the Rizal shrine, which is our last stop. This is dedicated to Jose Rizal, the Philippine’s National Hero.The shrine is home to various memorabilia, books, manuscripts and artworks of him.

A one day tour in Intramuros can be tiring but at the same time rewarding. You will experience and learn a lot of things that you thought u already know. We will definitely go back there.

written by mainemaine on 2010-04-05 in #world #locations #intramuros #diana-f #manila-cathedral #rizal-shrine #jose-rizal #manila #fort-santiago

7 Comments

  1. stouf
    stouf ·

    Fantastic gallery ! With some great long exposures !

  2. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    this is on my "to-shoot list" when I go back to Philippines =)
    great gallery!

  3. zulupt
    zulupt ·

    Great gallery!!!

  4. bravopires
    bravopires ·

    wonderful shots!

  5. mainemaine
    mainemaine ·

    thanks everyone! ^^

  6. tveden
    tveden ·

    REally Really reALLY shots.

  7. tveden
    tveden ·

    nice that is

  8. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    lomographer was here

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