History of the Museo de Intramuros
Intramuros is one of the most historic sites in Manila. It used to be the center of Spanish power during their occupation of the Philippines, but it also held other important aspects of Filipino culture. Currently administered by the Intramuros Administration, this historical site is home to Museo de Intramuros, which features several artifacts from centuries past.
What to expect inside
The museum exhibits six components: The Immaculate Conception, The Religious Order, The Patronato Real and Establishment of Parishes; the Establishment of a Parish and Sacred Vessels; the Indio Response; and Religious Colonial Paintings.
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How to get to Museo de Intramuros
To reach the walled city of Intramuros from Manila, you can either take public transportation or walk from Manila City Hall. If taking public transportation, alight at the Central Terminal Station and walk five minutes to Manila City Hall. From there, walk to the pedestrian underpass across Padre de Burgos Street.
My experience with the museum
Since I was the only one to go to the Museum, the feeling was a bit creepy due to its old age. However, I was quite amazed at the paintings and religious sculptures because they have been preserved for a long time.
To wrap things up
Although it’s a bit touristy, the Museo de Intramuros in Manila is worth visiting. It offers you an insight into Philippine history and culture through its collection of artifacts and artworks. I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post! If your family or friends are planning to visit the Philippines soon, make sure to share this with them!