Heritage & Heroism

  • Port

    Manila, Philippines

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Excursion Type

    All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD

    Price between $51-$100
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 4 Hours

  • Meals Included

    No

Intramuros, with its imposing Fort Santiago, sits on the site of Maynilad -- the center of Rajah Sulayman's kingdom and one of the largest settlements and trading centers of the Philippine archipelago.

An interactive guided tour, led by a costumed docent, takes you through the Walled City. You'll ride aboard an electric rail car. Your guide will explain how the city lay at the heart of Filipino heritage and heroism throughout almost four centuries of Spanish rule. It was here that national hero Dr Jose Rizal spent his last days, and where most of the Filipino heroes of the Spanish colonial period were educated. Even before the Spanish Empire spread to Asia, Intramuros was a major political, economic, cultural and ecclesiastical hub. At Fort Santiago, enjoy an animated, theatrical guided walking led by your guide, where you’ll see projections depicting the period of World War II. After that, walk through Cuartel De Sta. Lucia, and learn about the Japanese Occupation, the destruction of Manila in 1945, and the effects of the lost of Intramuros. And finally, proceed to Plaza San Luis Complex, which showcases different eras of Filipino-Spanish Architecture, and learn about Intramuros today.

Notes:
Wear comfortable walking shoes. This is a 2-hour walking tour and expect that there will be a need to exert physical effort. Videotaping of the tour is strictly prohibited during guiding. Photos can only be entertained after the guiding.