Yesterday was day 2 of my Independence Day Intramuros solo tour. After biking through the streets of the Walled City, it was time for me to visit the historical sites on foot.
I started with Fort Santiago.
Since I’m a Rizal fan, a visit to his shrine never gets old.
Then, it was back to exploring the fortress.
The Manila Cathedral had an open house which I couldn’t resist.
I was able to explore the choir loft, roof deck, and crypt.
Then, I visited the Desteleria Limtuaco Museum. It was my first time there and it was an enjoyable experience!
They even have a tasting bar where one can try their house liquors for a minimal fee.
It was also my first time at the Baluarte De San Diego.
I also walked through and above the walls of the famed city.
It was a treat to visit the newly-opened Museo de Intramuros.
Bahay Tsinoy was worth going back to. Their life-sized dioramas were fascinating to learn from.
I ended my visit with coffee at the site of Padre Burgos’ old house, which is now a convenience store.
And the best part- I was able to hang on to a tranvia!
Life is great, if we find places to explore and discover! Sometimes, the best ones are nearby. We just have to show up and appreciate the opportunity to learn from historical places.
Here’s to more walks along streets that have stories to tell!