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Old Walled City

Intramuros, located along the southern bank of the Pasig River, was built by the Spaniards in the 16th century and is the oldest district of the city of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Its name, in Spanish, Intramuros, literally "within the walls", meaning within the wall enclosure of the city/fortress, also describes its structure as it is surrounded by thick, high walls and moats. During the Spanish colonial period, Intramuros was considered Manila itself.

Intramuros, located along the southern bank of the Pasig River, was built by the Spaniards in the 16th century and is the oldest district of the city of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Its name, in Spanish, Intramuros, literally “within the walls”, meaning within the wall enclosure of the city/fortress, also describes its structure as it is surrounded by thick, high walls and moats. During the Spanish colonial period, Intramuros was considered Manila itself.

Original building structures

Churches, convents and chapels

  • Lourdes Church (El Almanecer)
  • Manila Cathedral*
  • San Agustin Church*
  • Santo Domingo Church (Bank of the Philippine Islands)
  • San Francisco Church (Mapúa Institute of Technology)
  • San Ignacio Church* (Ruins)
  • San Nicolas de Tolentino Church (Manila Bulletin)
  • Beaterio de la Compañia de Jesus* (Light and Sound Museum)
  • Convento de Sta. Clara (Empty Lot)
  • Chapel of the Third Venerable Order (Mapúa Chapel)

[edit] Schools

  • Ateneo Municipal de Manila (Clamshell 1)
  • Beaterio-Colegio de Sta. Catalina (Letran Elementary School)
  • Colegio de San Juan de Letrán*
  • Colegio de Sta. Isabel (Clamshell 2)
  • Colegio de Sta. Rosa*
  • Manila High School*
  • Mapúa Institute of Technology
  • Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
  • Lyceum of the Philippines University
  • University of Santo Tomas (BF Condominiums) “Bound by Plaza Santo Tomas and Ayuntamiento (ruins)”
  • Universidad Maximo de San Ignacio (Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila)

Other buildings

  • Palacio del Gobernador* (Commission on Elections)
  • Audiencia (former Supreme Court building and the Old Commission on Elections*)1 (Ruins)
  • Ayuntamiento* (Ruins)
  • Hospital de San Juan de Dios (Lyceum of the Philippines University)
  • Intendencia* (Ruins)
  • Palacio Arzobispal*
  • Palacio de Sta. Potenciana (Philippine Red Cross)

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