Intramuros which comes from the latin word “within the walls”. Where during the Spanish period the seat of government was located. But during the battle of Manila it was destroyed and during the time of Marcos regime it was then again re-constructed headed by Imelda Marcos.
I have been to Intramuros a few times, only now that I was able to appreciate the beauty of the wall city. Removing all the cars and new buildings inside you can still feel the heritage it brought to our people. Intramuros has became a tourist spot because of the history it has. Every old structures inside has it’s shares of story of the past.
Upon entering Intramuros, you can already see the walls outside and wonder how heavy and big are they. We entered in the gate where the University of Manila is located. Passing through all the buildings and old houses, we directly goes to the San Agustin Church.
San Agustin Church was said to be the oldest church standing. I have seen San Agustin Church many times, but only stayed outside. And I never thought that the church holds a Museum Inside. Upon entering the museum there is a minimal fee you have to pay, but don’t worry it was worth it. I will be posting all the photos that I have taken inside the San Agustin Church Museum and even the church itself. I was amazed of the architectures and paintings inside.
Nothing more to say but I let you decide beyond my photos the beauty inside of San Agustin Church.
The day didn’t end just here, because Intramuros is huge and there are many places to see. Our next stop before taking our lunch is the Manila Cathedral. Manila Cathedral was still closed, due to renovations inside and outside the church. So wasn’t able to take photos of the interior of the church, so I just enjoyed the view outside.
Here are some shots of the Manila Cathedral.
The next stop is Fort Santiago. One of the most historic place in Intramuros. Fort Santiago was built by the spanish conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legaspi. This area lost a lot of lives during the war and even our National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal was imprisoned here. And his final footsteps was embedded in the ground from the cell to the location of his actual executions.
After viewing the Fort Santiago, we went back to San Agustin church where Casa Manila is nearby. So we decided to view again the interior of Casa Manila. Taking photos inside Casa Manila is prohibited so I can only show the outside view of the place.
That is just the places we visited inside the Intramuros Manila. I know it is just a few and I am sure there are still more area that is good to see and would be nice to take photos.
So what are you waiting for, visit Intramuros Manila.
Your Pinoy Adventurer!