LOOK: Intramuros Is All Lit Up for Christmas

(SPOT.ph) Intramuros in Manila, with streets that look like they're frozen in time, is a popular spot for photographers. The cobblestone roads, ruins of the forts and walls, and Spanish-era buildings make picture-perfect subjects for your next photo series. But the Walled City ups the ante this season by adding lamp posts and lights hanging from the trees—making the public spaces brighter for when you want to drop by in the evening.

This includes the spacious Plaza Moriones, the massive façade of Manila Cathedral, Plaza Roma with the Book Stop, and Burgos Drive. A colorful rendition of the Nativity is also up near the Juan Luna Monument as part of Intramuros' celebration of the Christmas season. Plaza Sto. Tomas, which was cleared of street vendors in August, also has new lights installed. The Intramuros Adminstration plans to maintain these lighting fixtures even after the holidays.

Check out the photos below for a glimpse of Intramuros at night:

Plaza de Santo Tomas, which houses the monument of Miguel de Benavides, is at the center of Santo Domingo Church, the former site of the University of Santo Tomas, and Colegio de Santa Rosa. Intramuros Administration / Facebook
At the center of Plaza Roma, which is right in front of the Manila Cathedral, is the statue of Charles IV of Spain. It was erected in 1824 to commemorate his role in sending the first batch of smallpox vaccines to the Philippines. Intramuros Administration / Facebook
The Manila Cathedral is known for surviving seven tragedies, from a fire that razed the whole structure to air strikes during the Second World War. Intramuros Administration / Facebook
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Muralla Street, which is a perimeter road in the south part of Intramuros, connects Baluarte de San Diego and San Juan de Letran. Intramuros Administration / Facebook
You can find the Juan Luna Monument near Intramuros' gate along Padre Burgos Avenue. Intramuros Administration / Facebook

For more information, follow Intramuros Administration on Facebook.


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