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Old February 6th, 2011, 11:39 AM   #1
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Manila-Delhi-Agra-Cairo-Dubai-Singapore... in 25 days

This thread chronicles my trip to these cities from 15th December 2010 to 9th January 2011.



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INTRAMUROS

Intramuros, Manila's Walled City, is located along the southern bank of the Pasig River. It was built by the Spaniards in the 16th century and is the oldest district of the city of Manila.




Today, Intramuros is the only district of Manila where old Spanish-era influences were retained, leaving the surviving walls, streets, and churches minimally touched by modernization.



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Casa Manila, is a recreation of a 19th century Spanish patrician's 3-story domicile.





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I looking forward to see your photos from those cities; so far Manila ones are very nice
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SAN AGUSTIN CHURCH is the oldest church in the Philippines. Located within the walls of Intramuros and known as the Church of Saint Paul, the first church of the Augustinian Order was built in 1571. Destroyed by Chinese pirates in 1574, it was rebuilt a year later. It also burned in 1583 and the third church was again destroyed by fire in 1586. The fourth church structure is made of stone built from 1587 to 1604.

The church was also damaged in the Battle of Manila in 1945 and was repaired after the war. It became the site of the first Philippine Plenary Council in 1953. In 1994, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.





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MANILA CATHEDRAL

The present day Manila Cathedral is the sixth church structure to rise on the site, built in 1953 to 1958. The first structure was built in 1581, burned in 1583. Second structure lasted until 1588. The third cathedral was completed in 1614 but destroyed in the 1645 earthquake. The fifth church was built from 1872 to 1879 and was also severely damaged in the 1880 earthquake and totally destroyed during the Battle of Manila in 1945.

The cathedral was elevated to the rank of Basilica Minore by Pope John Paul II in 1981 and officially named Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.





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Beside the cathedral is the Palacio del Gobernador, which was a former state residence of the Governor-General of the Philippines during the Spanish era.



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man i love these multi-city series of yours! can't wait for more!
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FORT SANTIAGO

Built in 1571, Fort Santiago is one of the oldest fortifications in Manila. The first fort was a palisaded structure of logs and earth, and in 1589 to 1592, the stone fort was built.








A replica of the tranvia, the streetcars that were once Manila's pre-war mode of transportation.

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