Puerta de Santa Isabel II | Things to do in City of Manila-Metro Manila
|Address:||Intramuros, City of Manila, Metro Manila|
Regarded as one of the most important defenses in the north of the wall, facing the Pasig River. It was built in 1593 and was formerly the site of Parian de Manila and Hospital de San Gabriel. Hospital de San Gabriel was founded in 1587 by the Dominican fathers for the Chinese populace, it was destroyed in 1597 by fire. It was then moved to Binondo after renovations, completely closed down in 1774. The Baluarte was renovated in the 18th century but was wrecked in the 1945 Battle of Manila. Restored in 1989 to its current state.
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.
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.
Things to do nearby
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.
- 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!
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 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 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.
Set in a prime location of Manila, Citystate Hotel Palanca puts everything the city has to offer just outside your doorstep. The property features a wide range of facilities to make your stay a pleasant experience. Service-minded staff will welcome and guide you at the Citystate Hotel Palanca. Some of the well-appointed guestrooms feature internet access - wireless, internet access - wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning, television. The hotel offers various recreational opportunities. No matter what your reasons are for visiting Manila, Citystate Hotel Palanca will make you feel instantly at home.
Getting there and around
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