For those who think old structures have charm, you could only think of one place here in Manila – Intramuros. Intramuros is a Spanish term meaning “within the walls”. Hail to the walls that witnessed so much of our national history and stood still for better and for worse. Built, shattered, and rebuilt for the good and the bad times. The walls that won’t come down without a fight. And does it remind you so much of your emotional walls? You love that metaphor, eh. But no, it isn’t about emotional walls today, hello?
And we’ll never be royals (royals!) , but it’s always nice to walk that Royal Gate or Puerta Real. This gate was an exclusive entrance of the Governor Generals way back 1663.
Please notice the lilies along the walk. They’re worth your attention.
Inside the Royal Gate may be a replica of its old self but would never fail to give you the feel of the Philippines during the 17th Century. And by no reason, this delights you so much.
Check this article if you love old stuff: Hey Artsy Old Soul, Museo del Prado on Philippine Streets.
When you see that old stained brick wall, you can’t help but.
Here comes Torre de Manila photobombing, lol!!
I like how the green moss contrasted the floor. Ok, I love it. It’s like the clumps of moss are perfect, beautiful right there. Aren’t they?
How you love it when you look on the right you see a touch of Romanesque and there on your left you see Neoclassical style. Like you’re in the same place at different centuries! Oh, Intramuros.
Simplicity and symmetry reigns in the architecture of Ayuntamiento de Manila building.
Your look when you’re taking classicism seriously.
You pose like you can wait forever on someone’s doorway. As long as the door is huge and wooden carved.
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The street art depicts the old Filipino way of wooing a woman. And your face every time you see a sweet couple around, lol.
When everything is evolving here in the metro, Travelberries hope continuous effort would be done to maintain and revive the architecture of Intramuros. All hearts to you, Walled City! ❤️
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This was pretty interesting. I’ve visited Manila a couple of times, but didn’t see this place before. Thanks for sharing!
I hope you would come to visit Intramuros, soon! Thanks for dropping by 🙂
Hmmmm profound! haha
So many people over look the small details
In a city. Love the old walls and how it brings a piece of history.
There is something so special about old walls ❤️ Thanks for dropping by Christine!
Your photos are great! The details on all the right things made them interesting and add to the historical content.
Thanks to my photographer friend, Jonel de Leon! ☺️☺️
Wow, how cool! Love your photos.
Thank you Carlyyyyy ☺️❤️❤️
You have shared such beautiful photos that now I wish to visit Manila soon. I have friends from Manila and I am sure they can take me through the history, life, and landscapes of the city.
Sure Manila couldn’t fail to charm you!! Enjoy the place and your friends, Mayuri! ❤️
I heard a lot a beautiful things about intramuros. So my friends and i planned to visit here on october. Thanks for sharing!
Hi Chei! I hope October would come too soon! For you, Intramuros and your friends! ☺️☺️❤️
These photos are beautiful, Bethel! I especially love the one with the moss flooring! 😉
I love love love the moss floor! ❤️❤️❤️?
Loving all your cute outfits from this post! xo, Suzanne~ http://www.suzannespiegoski.com
Thanks for the love Suzanne!! And thanks to Krizzie for my cuuuuuuute outfit! ???
These pictures are amazing and the place seems so pretty!
Yes, the place is so darling just as you are! ☺️☺️❤️ Thanks for dropping!
This is gorgeous! I’ve never been to Manila, but this will definitely be on my list to visit if I ever go there!
Hi, Emmi! I hope you could visit Manila soon. Lots of charming places here in Phil!!
Wow! such rich history. Can’t wait to travel there 🙂
Wilmark!!! Thank you for taking time to read! 🙂 🙂