Colegio de San Juan de Letrán | Things to do in City of Manila-Metro Manila

Colegio de San Juan de Letrán is an institution born out of two same ideologies, missions, and a bond of friendship. In 1620, Don Juan Geronimo Guerrero, a retired Spanish Officer, transformed his hermitage home into an orphanage called the Colegio de Niños Huérfanos de San Juan de Letrán, its goal is to house orphans and mold them into becoming better citizens. Around the same time, Colegio de Huérfanos de San Pedro y San Pablo was established by the Dominican brother Diego de Santa Maria at the Convent of Santo Domingo. Out of the same calling and purpose, these two friends decided to merge their institutions into one. In 1630, Colegio de San Juan de Letrán, an all-boys school was established. The institution permanently settled into their original site and is one of the two remaining original schools inside the walls of Intramuros.
Address: Intramuros, Intramuros, City of Manila, Metro Manila
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Nearby attractions

Site of the Colegio de Santa Catalina
0.00 km away

Now part of Colegio de San Juan de Letrán, the former site of Colegio de Santa Catalina sits inside the walls of Intramuros. Founded in 1633 by Mother Francisca del Espiritu Santo, the Colegio de Santa Catalina started out as a Beatrio or convent, Beaterio de Santa Catalina. The convent was supposed to be only taking in Spanish women but soon, even natives are allowed in the convent. Suffered the same ill fate as the rest of Manila, Colegio de Santa Catalina was reduced to rubble in World War II. They vacated their site and transferred to Legarda St., Manila.

Puerta de Santa Isabel II
0.09 km away

The last gate of Intramuros to be constructed. It opened in 1861 to give way for the heavy foot traffic of people heading to Binondo. It then later became part of the tranvia (streetcar) route.The Puerta has chambers that were used as military houses, medical quarters and storehouses. The Americans demolished some of the sections of the chambers during their occupation. The chambers were destroyed during the 1945 battle, only 15 chambers are left intact.

Destileria Limtuaco Museum
0.13 km away

The oldest distillery in the Philippines opened its doors to the public back in 2018 as a museum dedicated to the history of the Philippine liquor. Chinese merchant Lim Tua Co founded Destileria Limtuaco in 1852. Over the years, this distillery would become one of the best in the country. They were behind some of the most iconic drinks known today like Toska Vodka, El Hombre Tequila, Maria Clara Sangria, Orchid Lime Juice Cordial, and White Castle Whiskey.Inside the museum, guests would opt for something a little more than looking into displays. The museum offers an option for visitors to sample a few of their best liquor, including the 150-year old Chinese herbal wine, Siok Tong.

Things to do nearby

Destileria Limtuaco Museum
Museums and galleries
0.13 km away

Destileria Limtuaco, the oldest distillery in the Philippines, celebrates its 166th year with the opening of The Destileria Limtuaco Museum. Now open to the public, the museum showcases the company's fascinating legacy. The Limtuaco Legacy, straddles three centuries and three colonial eras, preserved in a quaint stone building in historical Intramuros. You are cordially invited to visit Destileria Limtuaco Museum and see this rare and unique showcase of Philippine history for yourself. Groups, student field trips, and tourist day trips are welcome.

White Knight Electric Chariot Intramuros Day Tour

  • 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!

Intramuros Bambike Tour
Biking and hiking
0.44 km away

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

White Knight Hotel Intramuros

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

The Bayleaf Intramuros
Hotels and homes
0.44 km away

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.

Red Planet Manila Binondo
Hotels and homes
0.58 km away

Strategically Located at 251-61 Juan Luna Street, Binondo, Manila, this hotel is a great choice for all types of travelers seeking comfortable accommodations. It has clean interiors, quality facilities, and amenities that guarantee a memorable stay.

Getting there and around

Intramuros, Intramuros, City of Manila, Metro Manila

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