Thursday, November 20, 2014

Intramuros ( Walled City )

Intramuros (walled city) is a Spanish building in the Philippines. Walk into one of the oldest Hispanic stone fortresses in the country. Fort Santiago is located in the northern part of the wallwd city.
In Pre-colonial times, this was the site of Rajah Soliman's "kuta" or fort. The spaniards under the term of Governor Gómez Pérez Dasmariñas fortified what was originally wooden structures.
Other governors general continued to modernize Fort Santiago's defenses. Which makes it probably the best laid-out portion of the walls.


Intramuros a historical and oldest distric place and core of the Manila City the capital of Philippines and also they called Walled City.
Manila city was the seat of government when the Philippines were a component realm of the Spanish Empire.This construction was started by the Spanish Colonial Government in the late 16th century to protect for the city from foreign invasions.
First originally located along the shores of the Manila Bay, south of the entrance to Pasig River, but Guarding the old city is Fort Santiago, its citadel located at the mouth of the river. Land reclamations during the early 20 th-century subsequently obscured the walls and fort from the bay.

This region have many historical churches and a large part has been restored buildings, statues, parks and open-air restaurants, art galleries, a tourist gift shop and cultural center. This region having mystical atmosphere historic streets of the Intramuros, It is possible to visit accompanied kalesa called authentic carriages. Surely one of the stops in the region to be visited, Barrio San Luis along Juan Luna Street in natural building located on side by side with virtually no distortion, achieved the restoration of colonial-era house is 5 units.
Intramuros was heavy damaged during the battle to recapture the city from the Japanese Imperial Army during the Second World War. Started reconstruction of the walls in 1951 when Intramuros was declared a National Historical Monument, which is continued to this day by the Intramuros Administration.

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