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Spend Independence Day at the walled city

June 11, 2019 – Ally Soriano

For those looking for a stellar way to celebrate our 121st Independence day tomorrow, the Intramuros administration is holding an all-out event with a long list of fun activities to celebrate the organization's 40th anniversary. From free entrance into museums to a free concert featuring your favorite homegrown bands, you’ll have a hard time deciding where to go first!

Before you completely let loose with the days festivities, immerse yourself in history by visiting Fort Santiago, Museo De Intramuros, Destileria Limtuaco Museum, Bahay Tsinoy, and the Manila Cathedral. There will be no paid admission to these places. Wander the hallowed halls as you ponder on the events that led up to our declaration of independence. If you want something a little more modern and are willing to spend, the Bagumbayan Lights & Sounds Museum is offering 50 percent off on their entrance fees for the day.

Be sure to drop by the Teatro at Fort Santiago during to catch the short films created for the We Are Intramuros 24-hour Filmmaking Competition. It features promising titles such as Dilim sa Bahaghari, Langit at Araw sa Intramuros and We and the Walled City. Catch all these and more for free.

Take this chance as well to experience the Walled City like never before as from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, there will be no cars in General Luna street. Bike, scoot, and roam to your heart’s content (even if you bring a furry friend or two). And while you take your stroll, there will also be photo walks all around Intramuros which the public can freely join. You simply have to register starting at 9 in the morning at Kombi Brew in Plaza Roma. Also in Plaza Roma, you’ll find the spectacular We Art Intramuros Freedom Bazaar that will feature over 40 arts and crafts concessionaires with the amusing addition of street side buskers.

To end the night with a blast, head to the Puerta Real Gardens at 5:00 PM to jam out with Orange & Lemons, Dropoutt & Rhyne, Munimuni, and 11 other bands that we know and love. Discover as well the two newest bands from Intramuros: The Bed Bites and Cherry. Rock out with them into the night until 1:00 AM.

Whichever activity you choose, we’re sure you’ll have a blast celebrating freedom at the walled city.


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