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.
Although adults often come here with excited children in tow, it is not always the kids who wear the widest
grins. At this "hands on" museum, visitors are encouraged to touch, smell, listen and feel numerous themed exhibits. To ...
With virtually the whole of Intramuros destroyed during World War II, this is the only remaining repository of the wealth
that was once a common feature of Manila's churches. Formerly a monastery, the museum comprises two floors interconnected by ...
A comfortable two and a half hour drive south of Manila, Villa Escudero, a former sugarcane plantation, is toured aboard
a rustic carabao drawn carriage. The highlight of a tour is the visit to the museum where an eclectic ...
*Terms & Conditions: Savings calculation is based on Flight + Hotel vacation package bookings for a 3 month period for 2 adults with a 2+ night length of stay compared to price of the same components if booked separately during same period. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, travel dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.