Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Revisited the walled city and i am still in awe at this magnificent structure within the heart of manila. I’ve spent my college days wandering in its walls and hanging out at the numerous dungeons and I cant help but reminisce.
Shame on me because I dont know anything about this circular wall at the center or what is the purpose of this structure within the walls, all i know is that it is lovely and spent countless times looking at it. there is a stair going down which would lead you to a garden. I guess i have to join in on Carlos Celdran tours to know more about this.
Intramuros was constructed in 1571, during the period of Spain's colonization of the Philippines and was completed in 1606. It’s design was based upon a medieval castle structure and covered 64 hectares of land, surrounded by 8 metre thick stones and high walls that rise 22 metres. It is a city within the wall, housing several churches and schools . During World War II, much of Intramuros was destroyed by bombings.