History is piece of work that should always be remembered and revisited. Before Metro Manila ever came to what it is now, there were simpler times. People would just use their feet to buy an ’empanada sa tabing baryo’. This rich heritage, classic architecture and culture can still be found within the walls of Intramuros.
Old but sprightly.
Vendors line up the centuries old walls and serve traditional Filipino Cuisine. Pinoy favorites include Barbara’s, Ilustrado Cafe and Restaurant and Marso. You can also visit the Casa Manila Museum that hosts a perfectly preserved Manileño house.
Picture perfect scenes can be found throughout every corner. Walking atop the walls, you can find the view of Manila City Hall’s clock tower and it’s bustling community. Cannons are still perched amongst the moss-aged cement and buildings inside still carry influences of a mix of Spanish, American and Indigenous Austronesian architecture.
The old way of transport: Walking
For those who haven’t been to the walls of Intramuros yet, prepare your feet as it may hurt a little from walking. Uneven roads boasting traditional brick pave the roads just like what they had back in the 1600’s.
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Here are some of the other photos we’ve taken from the trip: