ECJ Building in Intramuros | Things to do in City of Manila-Metro Manila
|Address:||Sta. Lucia St. cor. Real St., Intramuros, City of Manila, Metro Manila|
Located at the end of Calle Real, nearby the ECJ Building is Puerta de Santa Lucia. It is one of the seven gates of Intramuros. It was built in 1603 as one of the original gates of the Walled City. It underwent some improvements in the 18th century due to the need for wider spaces that can accommodate larger vehicles. It turned to rubble due to the 1945 Battle of Manila and it wasn’t until 1968 when its chambers are restored. The gate restoration followed in 1982.
The history of Ateneo de Manila started in 1817 as Escuela de Pia, established by the Spaniards. However, due to negligence and reports of mistreatment, it was turned over to the Jesuits. The school was then renamed as Escuela Municipal.The school then started gaining reputation and in 1865, it was accredited as an institution of secondary education, the Jesuits then renamed it again as Ateneo Municipal an ode to the sanctuary of the Greek Goddess of wisdom, Athena.But in 1932, Ateneo was gutted by fire and they relocated to Ermita, Manila, leaving its former site in Intramuros an empty lot. After Ermita, they relocated again to their present address in Loyola Heights in Quezon City after being destroyed in World War II.
The site of the newly-opened Museo de Intramuros was where San Ignacio Church of Intramuros formerly stood. The museum just sits above the ruins of the church. San Ignacio Church burned for four days during the 1945 Battle of Manila, just like that, the Jesuits’ ‘Golden Dream’ burned to the ground. Since then, the ruins of San Ignacio was abandoned.Intramuros Administration (IA) opened the Museo de Intramuros last May and will feature 500 religious artifacts obtained from the churches inside Intramuros. The museum is the culmination of 400 years' worth of evangelical history of the Walled City. According to IA, the museum is far from being finished and just 30% of their
Things to do nearby
- Make your own miniature Intramuros while you learn about its story.
- Build its heart, the Plaza Mayor, and its historic fortress, Fort Santiago.
- Peer inside its houses and government buildings, imagine the people who walked its cobblestone streets and learn hands-on the amazing story behind its walls.
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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.
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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