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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Intramuros, the walled city

 Fort Santiago entrance

Intramuros is an old Spanish walled city, which had a massive wall circling the city. It was unchanged until it was used by the Japanese in World War II as hiding place when they retreated. It was almost leveled down before they could extract the Japanese troops in the walled city, and reconstructed again in the middle 60s.

Two of the oldest churches in the Philippines are inside the walled city, San Agustin Church and the Manila Cathedral.

Government offices are also located inside, like Commission on Election and Department of Labor and Employment.

One of the oldest college school is located inside the walled city, the Colegio de San Juan de Letran, it’s been there since 17th century.

One of the historical structures in Intramuros is the Fort Santiago, built to defend the city. It is where Jose Rizal, the Philippine national hero, was detained before his execution.

Door or entrance inside intramuros, Manila
Old roof of a house inside Fort Santiago
Kalesa ride
Dungeon inside Fort Santiago
Detention cell

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