During my High School days, I always tell to my classmate that my favorite subject is Social Studies (it is also called Sibika at Kultura or Hekasi). Social Studies is easy to understand and to learn. It's all about memorization about the past or should I say HISTORY. And everything related to history sounds good to my ears. No wonder why, historical places like INTRAMUROS is an interesting place for me.
Its name, in Spanish, INTRAMUROS, literally “within the wall”’ meaning within the high wall enclosure of the city. It was the center of Spanish political, religious, and military power in the region during the Spanish colonization in the Philippines.
One of the main attractions in walled city is the Manila Cathedral. The structure of the church is really impressive and expressive. You'd feel the touch of Spaniards of each details sculptured on the wall. The design is very elegant. Getting married in the Manila Cathedral is extremely popular specially for the celebrities.
After visiting the famous Manila Cathedral, I headed off to San Agustin Church. During the World War II, the walled city is suffered grievously. San Agustin Church remained standing at the end of the war. It is consider the oldest church standing in the Philippines. Just like the Manila Cathedral, the church architectures is a masterpiece of arts that shown on the ceiling and the pillars framing the door.
Another Unique structure that you can find in INTRAMUROS is Palacio del Gobernador. Hmm...sounds interesting..This is the residence and office of the governor general during the Spanish Colonization.But now, it is home of the Intramuros Administration and, COMELEC offices and other Government offices.
As I walked around the area, I felt I was in the past. The buildings, restaurants, schools, street lights are all in European designs- Spanish Era.I'm so glad that the Philippine government preserved it's historical style and improved some of the structures.
It's nice to be back in the place of full of history with the glimpsed of amazing structures built in the past .
I must say it's a WOW PHILIPPINES.