Unique in Asia, this was a European-style medieval fortified city that functioned as the seat of government from 1571 to ... More
Unique in Asia, this was a European-style medieval fortified city that functioned as the seat of government from 1571 to 1898. The massive walls stretch some 4.5 kilometers, enclosing a 64-hectare area once occupied by palaces, churches, monasteries, schools and wealthy residences ('Intramuros' means 'inside the walls'). Sadly, the whole city was razed to the ground by bombings conducted by American forces when they recaptured Manila from the Japanese in 1945. Today most of the walls, gates and bulwarks have been restored, affording visitors a glimpse into the past.
I like the innovative & modern way of sight-seing in Intramuros via the e-chariots it only shows that no matter how old the historical place is it can adapt to modern society applicable & can be enjoyed by any age.. I just strongly recommend that discounts should be given to students who want and wish to experience travelling in Intramuros via the e-chariots.
For the first time in Philippine history, an Electric Chariots tour of Intramuros has been launched by White Knight tours at Hotel Intramuros fronting San Agustin Chruch. The Electric Chariots are 2 wheel equipments with automatic balancing electronic gadget that moves forward if your body leans forward and stops or move backward as you lean backwards. The guided tours using electric chariots amplify the most recent tourism slogan of “It’s more fun in the Philippines” for indeed, the exhalation as well. White Knight offers 30 minutes and 1 hour guided tours of Intramuros with price ranging from Php500 for 30minutes and Php1000 for 1 hour. Unlike riding the horse driver Chariots tours which provide passive involvements for passengers and tourist, the Electric Chariots reinvigorates the user with its interactive role of balancing and inspires a sense of adrenaline rush. It’s an experience in a life time that one should never miss! For further info, White Knight Tours contact details are telephone: +6325 5252381 or +632 5266181
White Knight Hotel Intramuros
I learned about this new attraction in Intramuros and tried it out!
It was so fun! I was so happy to have tried it and I want to share it to everyone who will drop by Manila.
You'll get to see all of Intramuros complete with tour guides and security while at the same riding on ELECTRIC CHARIOTS!
Visit their website:www . whiteknighttours . com
In Fort Santiago - there is a musuem of Rizal - it is nicely done but then one is askd to sign a visitor's book whih also includes a list of donations patently over written by the monkey who stays there - showing that other visitors have given like 2000 php donations
Donations for what ? I would like to know - one already pai to enter the fort - there is no information about what these donations are for? For the money who writes in later that I lft a donation of php 2000?
Utter disgrace - same with the furniture museum - an entrance charge written on a sign by hand asking for php 10 - for who and for what ? again the management have no control over the staff
Then there is a new sports complex being built next to the walls in concrete - could no be more inappropriate next to the early spanish walls
Whole place is a disgrace and Rizal's role in the independence movement isnt just exagerated - it is down right wrong
Right in the heart of Manila's ocean front area. most of the old fort is open to expore unguided. They have a very nice shrine to Rizal. Its wonderful to walk the walls of the fort, and look out and imagine what Manila was like back in the colonial days. Still have some old cannons over looking the Pasig river.
The churchs and statues are impressive also. Horse drawn carriges are avalible. Good place for souvineer shopping and picture taking. Some old spanish buildings still remain and also of course if your hungry they do have fast food in the old city.
I don't know what to say as a young girl growing up in that place it gives me an emotional feelings.The photos I've seen in the internet was not there when I was living in that place.It reminds me the past and thank you very much for putting those photos in the internet
If you visit Intramuros, be sure to visit Fort Santiago and see the Rizal Museum there. Also be sure to see the very impressive San Augustin Cathedral, which is one of the oldest churches in the country, and which used to be a monastery. This is well worth the 75 pesos that it costs to get in to the church. The Manila Cathedral, also well worth a look, is free admission, and frequently holding Mass.
fascinating and peaceful ambiance with lots of history to tell. A must see place when your looking for a quite ambiance and interested to learn more about philipppines history, part of stuffs here are old and has an story to tell , lots of things to know in this place. One of the historical place here in the country. Been here many time since my hiigh school and college days.
i liked the walls and the san agustin church.i wasnt able to go the fort thre though.i also recommend that if you plan to go thre to visit the bahay ni tsinoy (a museum that exhibits the links between chinese and filipino people.)i have lived in the philippines all of my life but still i had a lot to learn when i visited this place.i think that it is a must see for every pinoy and tourist..
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