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Intramuros, Philippines

by WCC on March 10, 2012

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Intramuros refers to a district of the Philippines capital of Manila , which is completely surrounded by walls. During the Spanish colonial era in the Philippines was the county seat of Spanish colonial administration, for which we have preserved buildings, such as the “Palacio del Gobernador” (Governor’s Palace) or the cathedral of Manila . There is also the Colegio de San Juan de Letran , the oldest university in the country. Intramuros is called the real (original) in Manila. Today the district is one of the attractions of the city.

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Within the fortress of Intramuros is Fort Santiago, 1570 by Martin de GOITI as Fuerza de Santiago was established by the Spanish conquistadors, a refuge against guerrilla attacks Muslim to offer locals. Fuerza de Santiago in 1574 was 3,000 Chinese pirates led by Lim ah hong besieged GOITI took over the defense of the city. It GOITI lost his life, the city was initially under the control of pirates, 1575, she was of Juan de Salcedo conquered.

During the Second World War, Intramuros was the Japanese and especially the re-conquest by the Allies destroyed. It is now, however, in part, as a well restored district of Manila. Although some buildings have been restored, many of the buildings in deplorable condition. Even the war damage is often still visible.

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