Palacio del Gobernador
Palacio del Gobernador, on Plaza de Roma, is a modern structure that houses the Intramuros Administration, custodians of the historic...
Once the grandest building in all of Intramuros, now the new Treasury Department building has been built over the ruins of the...
This simple but moving outdoor memorial in a small shady square honours the approximately 150,000 civilian Manileños who perished in the...
Patio de Conchita
Within an ancestral house, Patio de Conchita looks fancier than it is, but it’s essentially an upscale turu-turò (street food vendor),...
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Manila Cathedral information
First built in 1581 (and rebuilt seven times since, most recently in 1951 following its destruction in WWII) Manila Cathedral's present edifice looks suitably ancient with its weathered Romanesque facade and graceful cupola. Inside are a gilded altar, a 4500-pipe organ and rosette windows with beautiful stained glass. Friezes on its bronze door depict the string of tragic events that led to the cathedral's destruction. The cathedral fronts Plaza de Roma , which was a bloody bullring until it was converted into a plaza.