Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Intramuros


     One of my favorite historic districts in Manila!  I never get tired of it no matter how many times I walk the walled city of Intramuros.  My love for ruins, fortresses and anything that have to do with history made me visit this place a number of times.  It was built by the Spaniards on the late 16th century to protect the city from foreign invasion. But some of the walls were heavily damaged during the World War II and reconstructed in 1951 when Intramuros was declared a National Historical Monument.


On top of the Baluarte de San Lorenzo


Reducto de San Pedro


Cobblestone Road


Manila Cathedral was reconstructed in 1950s. 


San Agustin Church was built in 1607.


Fort Santiago, the site of torture chambers and dungeons


Inside the Rizal Museum, where mementoes of Dr. Jose Rizal can be viewed.




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