A day in Intramuros

A day in Intramuros

By: Beatrice Yusay beatrice.cmvinteriordesigns@gmail.com

 

 

 

I decided to take a bike tour around Intramuros since I was all alone and did not really know the place
much. We went to a few familiar places such as the plaza, Casa real gardens and Casa manila patio.

The tour took about 2 hours and for me it was the best way to wander around Intramuros. It’s good to
go back to our roots and know about our cultural heritage from time to time. Our Architectural heritage
tells us a lot about our past and our ancestors.

The intricacy and design of old buildings show us the passion and creativity of our
fellow Filipino artists and colonizers.

There are lots of museums around the city but unfortunately all of them were
closed (they open on Tuesdays).

Despite many establishments being closed, I was still able to see a lot of historical
masterpieces such as the churches (Manila Cathedral and San Agustin Church) along the
bike tour. We also got to see some artillery grounds and bomb shelters which were
quite interesting as well thinking that these had existed during the Spanish period.

The streets are filled with so much history and culture and I loved how it felt like I
was being transported back to the old days.
I can say that I definitely enjoyed my short but nostalgic tour around Intramuros.

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