Intramuros, located along Pasig River's southern bank, refers to the inner part of the walls of Manila, Philippines.
When the Spanish came to Manila, they built the walls of Manila and the authorities themselves were responsible for defining the importance of the interior of the walls. Only the Spanish and mestizos, or people with Spanish blood running in their veins, are allowed to live inside the walls. These people belonged to the upper or ruling classes of society.
The walled city of Intramuros is the oldest district in Manila as it was built in 1571. It served as the center for the rule of the Spanish colony and was then once called and believed to be Manila itself. The Spanish cultural influence is evident in every corner of this walled city. The architecture is screaming its Spanish influence as the roads and buildings are of the finest style and design.
The whole Intramuros is so rich in history that it has been said that each and every stone and grain of sail has its own story to tell...