Intramuros translates into “The Walled City” which was built by the Spaniards following their invasion of Manila. The city offers endless exploring and entertainment opportunities for travellers up to date with its unique character, ageless charm and versatile nature. The city also offers a great way to spend a day of sightseeing while visiting Manila. Intramuros is situated adjacent to the southern bank of the beautiful Pasig River and dates all the way back to the 16th century when it was designed by the Spaniards. This also makes it the senior-most city of Manila. With the influx of steady tourism into the city, the number of hotels and serviced apartments in Makati has also increased to meet demand. The modern traveller, therefore, need not worry about looking for accommodation, as there is a wide range of options such as the Somerset Alabang Manila and numerous other serviced residences, which cater to various budgets and requirements.
The name of the city is drawn from the fact that the wall encloses the city. It is also believed that during the Spanish occupation, Intramuros was considered to be Manila itself. The city is built relying largely on stone blocks, and clearly exhibits similar architectural features as can be seen in various Spanish defenses. The area has been beautifully landscaped with the intelligent use of tropical ornamental plants and offers a luxurious shaded space away from the blistering heat that Manila can sometimes have. A visitor could either opt to walk around the park or travel on a decorated horse carriage. Various exhibits such as the old gunpowder rooms which were used in World War II can be seen here amid various ancient chapels and seminaries as well as many museums and cathedrals. If visiting for the first time, travellers are encouraged to hire a reliable and professional guide from their hotel or resort, as the park covers a massive land area and amateur tour guides are not considered to be all that dependable.
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