Manila High School | Things to do in City of Manila-Metro Manila
|Address:||Intramuros, City of Manila, Metro Manila|
Built in 1781 as an added fortification on the eastern side of the wall, the Revellin de Recoletos was named after the Recoletos church near it. It was also known as Revellin de Dilao.In the 1940s, the revellin closed its entrance when it was converted into a garden, named Aurora Gardens after the wife of Commonwealth President Manuel L. Quezon. Just like every other building in Manila, it suffered the wrath of the 1945 Battle of Manila where it was reduced to rubble. It was last restored in 1986. Today, it is the headquarters of a non-profit, non-government organization that addresses unemployment among the indigent youth, the Escuela Taller de Filipinas Foundation, Inc. This foundation takes in scholars and teaches them how to properly restore and conserve cultural heritage properties and practices.
Mapua University was founded in 1925 and is currently sitting on the original site of San Francisco Church, the mother church on the Franciscans built in 1578. The university was founded by Don Tomas Mapua, the first registered architect of the Philippines and a graduate of the Cornell University of the United States. Today, Mapua University is considered to be one of the top-performing engineering and architecture universities in the Philippines.
Another fortification built by the Spaniards in 1592, San Francisco de Dilao or Baluarte de Dilao was named after the Japanese suburbs that it was facing across Intramuros. It was enlarged in 1662 but it succumbed to the wars it faced.The current Baluarte de Dilao was the 1984 restored version, it was more spacious than the previous ones with the added space for Plaza de Dilao. Plaza de Dilao stands as a commemorative place for the lives lost during the bloody World War II.
Things to do nearby
- Ride from one historical monument to another on the Electric Chariot with your knowledgeable tour guide for 1-hour.
- See the Manila Cathedral, Fort Santiago, San Agustin Church, and other old Manila highlights!
- Enjoy the experience of a lifetime in this unique Old Manila tour with your friends or family!
Barbara de los Reyes was brought up with a taste for elegance and good food. Her family pioneered the fine dining and catering industry in Olongapo City. She brought this fondness for gourmet cuisine to Manila in the early 1970s. Starting out as a small cafe in Malate, the business soon expanded its operations to catering as well as canteen management. Today, Barbara's is located at the Plaza San Luis complex in Intramuros, Manila. The restaurant's main entrees celebrate traditional Filipino and Spanish recipes but house specialties also include other European-inspired dishes. Barbara's cater to people who enjoy good food served in a grand manner.
Cycle around historic walled city of Manila on a bamboo bike with Bambike Ecotours! The 2.5 hour guided bike tour goes through 8 to 10 major historical and cultural sites inside Intramuros. The tour is done in small intimate groups of around 5 to 10 people (with a maximum of 15 people). Choose from a wide variety of Bambike designs which include our signature Ligtasin Cove beach cruiser and Victoria city. Enjoy other Bambike designs as each Bambike is unique!
Where to stay
The Bayleaf Intramuros is a boutique hotel in Manila, Philippines that promises contemporary luxuries and conveniences. Set within the walls of the oldest district and historic core of Manila, this iconic landmark in the metro offers a high-class city abode for any traveler. It presents 57 guestrooms that blend style and comfort to encourage relaxation. Each one has five-star beddings, a 32-inch LCD TV, Wi-Fi Internet, and spacious bath with rain shower. The hotel also affords ace facilities for leisure and business. This includes a ballroom, 5 meeting rooms, and 4 dining venues.
White Knight Hotel Intramuros located within the Plaza San Luis Complex of Intramuros Manila. It is nearby the historic Manila Cathedral with its detailed stone carvings and stained glass mosaics, the century old famous wedding area of San Agustin Church, the outdoor recreational area of Rizal Park boasting an 18-hole golf area, the showcase of golden artifacts at San Agustin Museum and the site of torture chambers and dungeons of Fort Santiago.
White Knight Hotel Intramuros has a total of 29 rooms. The hotel offers you attractive and comfortable rooms which include 4 types mainly the Deluxe, Standard, Suite and Executive Rooms. All rooms have private bathrooms, personal wardrobe, desk, telephone and free WIFI internet access. In addition, rooms come with all the modern equipments to bring the convenience and safety for guests, such as flat screen TV sets, air conditioners, menu tour, refrigerators and the other necessaries
Overlooking the South Harbor, this iconic luxury hotel is an 11-minute walk from landscaped gardens in Rizal Park, and 2 km from both the National Museum of the Philippines and Fort Santiago.
Featuring marble bathrooms with TVs, tubs, and rainfall showerheads, the lavish rooms come with flat-screen TVs, minibars and tea and coffeemakers, as well as MP3 players and free Wi-Fi. Palatial suites add extra rooms, and 1 has a private lift and helipad access.
There are 4 swanky restaurants, including an opulent champagne room, along 3 bars, and a club lounge with butler service. There's also a pool, a spa and a fitness center.
Getting there and around
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