Highlight Manila, Philippines
Dating back to the 16th century, Intramuros is the historic core and oldest district of the city. Having survived colonial invaders, war and natural disasters, it also serves as a symbol for Manila itself. Its peaceful plazas, elegant colonial houses and shady courtyards are a living legacy of the city’s past. Discover the soaring walls of Fort Santiago, a stone citadel where national hero Jose Rizal was held before his execution. Or, for an authentic taste of local history, you can hire a horse-drawn calesa to explore other remarkable sites such as the Baroque San Agustin Church, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and neo-Romanesque Manila Cathedral. When the evening draws in, treat yourself to delectable Spanish and Filipino cuisine at Ilustrado Restaurant, known for its old-world architectural design and signature paella.
Intramuros Administration, General Luna Street, Intramuros, Manila
+63 2 527 2961