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Friday, March 11, 2011

Intramuros in Manila

Intramuros is one of the tourist attractions in the Philippines. If you want to see how Manila looked like during the times when the Philippines was still a colony of Spain, then you should visit this place. This is the only district in Manila that does not have a touch of modernization. That would mean, you could see the old walls, old cobblestone streets, old churches, etc.
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Intramuros was built by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi in 1571. During the Spanish era, this place was used as a center of political, religious and military power of the Spaniards. When World War II came, Intramuros was utilized by the Japanese as a military post and a prison. During that time though, the beauty of Intramuros was severely damaged because of the allied bombings that aimed to crush the Japanese occupants and to free the Philippines from Japanese invasion.

Fortunately, today, the remains of the walled city have been preserved. A visit to Intramuros allows you to look around Fort Santiago, San Agustin Church, San Agustin Museum, and Manila Cathedral.
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that's why I love Philippines is because of these great places!

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