Ever since I was young, I have been to Intramuros, Manila, countless times. And yet, Intramuros remains to be one of the places in the city that I keep on coming back to. Every time I’m there, I always discover new things to love about the Walled City.
I remember exploring Intramuros for the very first time with my family when I was still six or seven years old. It was a memorable trip in more ways than one. At such a young age, I was awed by the architectural wonders that Intramuros has to offer.
I also went to Intramuros a lot of times as a multimedia journalist. In 2012, I did a couple of stories on the walled city after the the Global Heritage Fund said that Intramuros, including Fort Santiago, is facing irreparable loss and destruction. I also followed the major repair works being done at the Manila Cathedral. And most recently, I went to Intramuros to cover the Grand Marian Procession and the Catholic Social Media Summit.
My recent solo trips to the city within the city made me discover how easy it is to go there via the LRT. I don’t have a car and I prefer going around the metro via the LRT because it is fast and cost-effective.
I hope this guide helps you.
How to get there: Intramuros by LRT
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- Regardless of which LRT station you boarded or come from, alight at the Central Terminal Station. It is the station near the Manila City Hall and the Metropolitan Theater.
- From the Central Terminal Station, walk towards the Park N Ride bus terminal.
- Walk along Dr. R. Basa Street, which is found between Park N Ride and the back side of the Metropolitan Theater.
- As you reach the end of Dr. R. Basa Street, you will see a set of stairs that will lead you to an underpass. The entrance to the underpass is just near the 7-11 convenience store.
- Use the underpass and then exit to Padre Burgos Avenue.
- From the underpass, walk straight ahead to reach the corner of Padre Burgos Avenue and Anda Street.
- Turn left and walk along Anda Street until you reach the gate of Intramuros.
- Upon entering the gate of Intramuros, the first thing that you will see is the Colegio de San Juan de Letran.
- This walking route is about half kilometers long (0.33 miles).
- Anda Street and Padres Burgos Avenue can be very dark at night. There are very few street lights in the area. If you need to pass by the area at night, exercise caution or check alternative routes.