- Manila is a dense stew of urban development and historic sentiment, even within heritage districts such as Rizal Park and Intramuros, you won’t be far from a branch of local fast-food giant, Jollibee. Let's wander around the city on a chariot, strike up a conversation with a Manileño, join a round of karaoke or beat an old man at chess.
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Take a calesa ride at Fort Santiago, one of the most important historical sites in Manila. Several lives were lost in its prisons during the Spanish Colonial Period and World War II. José Rizal, the Philippines' national hero, was imprisoned here before his execution in 1896.
When the Spaniards arrived in the 1500’s, they built a walled city in place of the kuta (fort) of Rajah Soliman. This city is now known as Intramuros, one of the best models of a medieval fort outside Europe. It is the oldest district and historic core of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Known as the Walled City, the original fortified city of Manila was the seat of the Spanish government during the Spanish colonial period. The walled part of Manila was called intramuros, which is Latin for "within the walls"; districts beyond the walls were referred as the extramuros of Manila, meaning "outside the walls".
We know it’s a cliché, but we really do have the best sunset in Manila Bay. Take a walk down Roxas Boulevard and see it for yourself. Each day it seems like a different sun.
Manila Bay is a natural harbour which serves the Port of Manila (on Luzon), in the Philippines. The bay is considered to be one of the best natural harbours in Southeast Asia and one of the finest in the world.
Manila Cathedral is one of the major attractions in Intramuros along with Fort Santiago and the walls that surround this Spanish Colonial City. It was built in 1581 but underwent major rebuilding over the centuries. The Manila Cathedral we see today is the result of 4 year construction from 1954 to 1958.
You can find many of the city’s significant landmarks off of this boulevard. Rizal Park (also known as Luneta) is the most important shrine in the country – as well a great place to watch the locals spend their weekend, settle down on a picnic mat or buy a kite.
Rizal Park is an historical urban park located along Roxas Boulevard, City of Manila, Philippines, adjacent to the old walled city of Intramuros. Since the Spanish Colonial Era, the Park has been a favourite leisure spot on weekend and national holidays. It is one of the major tourist attractions of the City of Manila.
Greenhills Shopping Center has over 2,000 stores, and espouses an 'indoor-outdoor' theme, with the Shopping Center having the appearance of several distinctive buildings (some separated by a main road) that are all interconnected through pathways and bridges.
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