Around old and downtown Manila (Part 3)

After walking along the Pasig River, we decided to cross Jones Bridge and go to Intramuros, where we stopped by the Manila Cathedral and Plaza de Roma. It was a relatively long walk, though there wasn’t much traffic at all since it was a Sunday.

Manila Cathedral is the seat of the Archdiocese of Manila, which, during the Spanish occupation had jurisdiction over the entire archipelago. Fronting the Manila Cathedral is Plaza de Roma with a statue of King Carlos IV of Spain. At the southwest side of Plaza de Roma is Palacio del Gobernador, which used to be the seat of the Spanish Governor General of the Philippines. It now houses several government offices.

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