Intramuros aka the Walled City is one of the most historical cities in our country. Lots of historical churches, museums, heritage buildings can be found here, as well as different universities.
One of the most notable places inside the Walled City is Fort Santiago, where our national hero spent the last days of his life. The place will take you back to the Spanish era with its structures and chapels, and underground tunnels. The Rizal Shrine is located inside Fort Santiago, which holds an extensive collection of Rizal’s curio. And speaking of Rizal, in Fort Santiago, you can even trace his footsteps from to his death, as well as of the area.
Anyway, we speak in length about Fort Santiago because lookie! It’s had a makeover. The two biggest changes are the brand-spanking new Paseo Soledad and Plaza Moriones.
According to the Intramuros Administration (IA), Paseo Soledad, which is the portion of the linear park built by the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC), will become more appealing thanks new lighting and landscape. Meanwhile, Plaza Moriones will now provide a good view of the iconic gate of Fort Santiago from Sta. Clara Street.
Newly-appointed IA head Atty. Guiller B. Asido also revealed that more areas including the Rajah Soliman Theater will be opened to the public once the rehabilitation work is fully completed.
Check out more photos below. Is it a yay or a nay?
Photos screen grabbed from Intramuros Administration
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