Intramuros: The Walled City
Within the fortifications of this historical district lies Spain’s seat of power during its 333 years of reign over the Philippines.
Manila, as what Intramuros was once called, was a city of churches, monasteries, convents, schools, and courtyard houses within a defensive curtain. Over the course of history, its walls have survived a series of occupation by the British and American forces since it was built.
During the 2nd World War, however, the great district fell to the heavy bombardment of both Japanese and American soldiers. “Manila” was changed forever.