All places, country, nation, and even society have shady pasts. Although many had happened in the past but life must go on. Intramuros is one of that so-called historical place which has unprecious events in Manila, Philippines during the 1950s. Let’s look on the dim yet sentimental past of Intramuros.
Museo de Intramuros
The newest build museum in town has been last April. The Museo de Intramuros is located in the reconstructions inside Intramuros the San Ignacio Church and the Mission House of the Society of Jesus.
MUSEUM HOURS: Wednesday to Sunday | from 9 a.m to 5 p.m
The museum has six sections: the Immaculate Conception, the
Religious Order, the Patronato Real and establishments of Parishes, Religious
Colonial Paintings, the establishment of parish and sacred vessels, and The
Indio Response. Throughout these sections, you will be able to find
different kinds of artwork, including paintings, sculptures, and antique items
from hundreds of years ago.
The admission is for free for six months. So, it’s better to come and learn more about the Philippines history and culture during Spanish colonization.
MUSEUM HOURS: Tuesdays to Sundays | 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Entrance Fees: P100 for Adults | P 60 for Students
This hotel-like museum showcases the historical bridge friendship between the Chinese and Filipino. The whole place has many Filipino-Chinese artifacts, sculptures, and others. The museum also has a library containing Chinese Filipino literature, history books, and others. They also include the struggle life-like wax figures in the realistic setting of Parian.
MUSEUM HOURS: Mondays to Sundays | 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Entrance Fees: P75.00 for Adults | PHP50.00 for Children
Last but not least my most favorite historical site in Intramuros. Fort Santiago, Fort Santiago is notable for being a headquarters of the armies of several foreign powers in the Philippine history. The Fort Santiago is presently a National Shrine and National Monument since 1951, and a National Cultural Treasure since 2014.
The place has an important part in Philippine history cause this where the national country’s hero Gat. Dr. Jose Rizal was executed. Along with the place, you will see a lot of historical spots that shapes the past of the Filipino lifestyle. There’s a mini-museum that you can look for the late heroes memorabilia during the Spanish colonization.
This is the place were used by the Japanese occupation force to imprisoned resistance fighters, Allied POW’s, and political prisoners. When they attacked Pearl Harbor, they occupied most of the place in Manila.
Mostly every country or nation past shapes us what or which we are now. Everything has a dark past. During that pace time, many dishearten happenings came across but I believe that “past is past” is really the iconic one. Isn’t it?
Because all persons can do mistakes at least
once to become better in the present. No matter what you did the past doesn’t
make you a less human, yet it makes you more a better human to deal with a wonderful
life lesson you known for your own wonderful success.
Have you learned enough?
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