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Fête de la Musique Philippines 2016 caps off in historic Intramuros, Manila

Posted on June 24, 2016

After a successful first-half run at A Venue Mall and Greenbelt 3 in Makati City last June 18, the Philippines’ 22nd Fête de la Musique – an annual festival of music celebrated worldwide – capped off with the second half of the celebration last night, June 23, within the historic walls of Intramuros, Manila. It was a modest, intimate – and almost romantic – affair, as the venue was held at the gardens of Puerta Real along the southern edge of the walled city.Read More

DIY Walking Tour – Intramuros

Posted on July 5, 2010

Location: Intramuros, Manila Starting Point: Plaza Mexico Ferry Station End Point: Starbucks Distance: 3 km Duration: 7 to 8 hours Coming from the Latin word for “within the walls”, Intramuros was a Spanish riverside walled city- surrounded by moat- built on the site of a fortified Malay Islamic settlement called “Maynila”, a name referring to the nila mangrove plant (Scyphiphora hydrophyllacea) that once thrived along Manila Bay. City planning was commenced by Miguel López de Legazpi, the conquistador who establishedRead More

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