Intramuros is one of the oldest districts in the city of Manila Philippines. You will see everywhere the mark of a 16th century structures and heritage. During the Spanish invasion up to the American invasion, Intramuros served as the city capital of the Philippines. The said district is surrounded by big and old churches that marks the biggest influence of the Spaniards which is the Roman Catholic religion.
The biggest attraction in Intramuros is the big and thick walls that surrounds the district. Because it was the center of politics and served as the financial district during the Spanish era, the district was build that way as a protection from Filipinos who were at that time fighting for their freedom.
Rizal Park was originally known as Bagumbayan or Luneta. It is the largest urban open space in Manila and is located at the very heart of Manila City. The official name is in memory of a Philippine national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal who was killed by the firing squad (on the same site) during the Spanish colonisation in December 1896.
Attractions within the park include the National Museum, National Library, Chinese and Japanese Gardens, Planetarium, Orchidarium and the Lapu-Lapu monument. The park is also home to the main office of the Department of Tourism and there are fountains, statues, picnic areas, a grandstand and a stone model of the 7,107 islands that comprise the Philippines.
The gardens and other attractions have admission/entrance fees.