The “Walled City” commonly known as Intramuros is undeniably one of the history fortresses not just in Manila but throughout the Philippines.
Built by the Spaniards in 1571, this is one of the city’s oldest district. Within the total area of 163 acres enclosed by its well-preserved walls lies different historical spots like the Fort Santiago, Manila Cathedral, and San Agustin Church. But based on a netizen’s Facebook post, Intramuros will have an addition to its already long list of scenic spots — the Museo de Intramuros.
Alex Aguinaldo, the Shrine Curator of Museo ni Marcelo H. Del Pilar, shared some of photos of “a sneak peek inside the soon-to-open Museo de Intramuros” on his social media account. These wonderful photos caught our attention and that of the other netizens.
“Part kasi ng Pamana Heritage Conservation training namin nung nakaraang March 1-3 yung heritage tour and we are favored to visit the ongoing museum,” Aguinaldo told MB Life. “Luckily, pinayagan din kami na makakuha ng larawan.”
Apparently, some parts of the “soon-to-be-open” Museo is already open for public viewing. This is what Johhan Ararao, administrative aide under the office of the administration of Intramuros, informed MBLife via a phone interview.
According to him, there are already ongoing exhibits on the ground floor and on the other side of museum. However, the second and third floor of the establishment are still under construction.
“We’re are targeting to be fully operational by April,” Ararao said. Once fully opened, the museum will shelter the “ecclesiastical collection of Intramuros” as well as exhibits of contemporary arts.
Located at Arzobispo corner Anda St., Museo de Intramuros is open from Monday to Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm and the admission is free!
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