Manila - Revisiting the Walled City of Intramuros, a Tour for an Australian Colleague

A Senior member of our team in Sydney came over to Manila last month for a series of trainings to our new team members. As a gesture of Filipino hospitality, we toured her around Intramuros. We visited Manila Metropolitan Cathedral, Fort Santiago and Intramuros and Rizal Bagumbayan Light and Sound Museum. The day ended with a sumptuous dinner of Filipino sea food cuisines at a restaurant in Seaside Macapagal Avenue.


Also known as the Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, it serves both as the Prime Basilica of the Philippines and highest seat of Archbishop in the country.


A 16th century military defense fortress built for Spanish conquistador, Miguel López de Legazpi. It is also where Rizal shrine is located, it exhibits some memorabilia related to the life and work of our national hero, Jose Rizal.


The lights and sound museum brings visitors on a journey through Philippine history under Spanish rule through engaging dioramas, images, sounds, lights and robotics. Truly, a cultural re-awakening activity for all of us!


Intramuros holds a special place in my heart as I've been there for numerous times. It's a place where I had a field trip when I was in high school, it was a site for a quick historical tour when I was in college, also a venue for a video and photo shoot for an event in our office a couple of years ago and simply a place to hang out.

And now, to show an Australian colleague the Philippines' vibrant past.

Thanks to Herbert, Rommel and Glen for the photos I used in this post.

This is my entry to the Pinoy Travel Bloggers’ Blog Carnival for August 2011 with the theme "In Focus: Manila, Our Manila" hosted by Angel Jaurez of Lakwatsero.

How about you? Have you been to Intramuros lately?


Search a Destination:

  Join us in Facebook!

Thank You For Sharing!

SHARE this on Facebook SHARE this on Twitter

Leave a Comment via Facebook


Tago Fabic said...

I miss Intramuros! Great place to get inspired! :D

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@Tago Fabic - visit it again! thanks po.. :)

Batang Lakwatsero said...

nice.. buti na-feature mo yung Lights and Sounds Museum.. hndi kasi sya masyadong napapansin sa Intramuros..

lifeisacelebration said...

Yes, i have been to Intramuros lately and many times in the past. But I have not gone inside the Lights and Sounds Museum. Makapunta na nga!

mike said...

definitely the place to show visitors if they are looking for philippine history. intramurous was the first place i showed my american friend. he was impressed.

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@Batang Lakwatsero - I think not so many people know about it... thanks po....

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@lifeisacelebration - Punta na Tita Lili... it really a great venue for cultural re-awakening... thanks po...

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@mike - yes indeed... wow! nice to hear that your friend was impressed... thanks po...

lakwatsera de primera said...

The Light and Sound Museum looks interesting, I should try that next time.

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@lakwatsera de primera - you should try i Claire pagbalik mo ng Manila... Thanks po! :)

MACY said...

nice reviews! new follower here!


Merilyn Tabares said...

Sir Mervin! Merilyn here... how much ung pagpasok sa Lights and Sound Museum? :D

Merilyn Tabares said...

Sir Mervin!
Merilyn here..:)
How much po ung sa lights and sound museum pagpumasok dun?

Pinoy Adventurista said...

hmmm... ang naalala ko around 150 lang yata yun.. basta mura lang cya... the most na cguro ang 300... hehehe... sorry di ko talaga maalala... hehehe!

Post a Comment

Looking for Budget Travel Guides, Hotel Reviews, and DIY Itineraries?
Welcome to Pinoy Adventurista, "Your Next Ultimate Adventure Starts Here!"

Pinoy Adventurista is one of the Top Travel Blogs in the Philippines and the World. In 2013, he visited all the 81 provinces in the Philippines.