All the things you can do in Intramuros this Independence Day
Go on a photowalk, attend a music festival, and more this Jun. 12
Jun 5, 2019
You might want to head over to the walled city of Intramuros on Jun. 12 because the Intramuros Administration (IA) has just announced a line-up of activities to celebrate the country’s 121st Independence Day in line with their 40th anniversary. From movie screenings to a music festival, the day-long event has various activities that start as early as 9 a.m. Admissions to all activities are free of charge.
Here’s a quick run through of them:
Watch short films at this film festival
There will be a free screening featuring the finalists of the 24-hour Filmmaking Challenge competition last November 2018. It will be held at the Teatro, Fort Santiago beginning from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. You may RSVP at [email protected]
Stroll along Intramuros with your bike
Go on a stroll along the main street of the walled city minus the vehicles. You are encouraged to bring your own bike, scooter, and even your pets. Otherwise, you can rent a bamboo bike under Bambike Ecotours in Intramuros for a fee. It’s running for the entire day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Go museum hopping
Fort Santiago and Destileria Limtuaco Museum will waive its entrance fees on Jun. 12. The former is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. while the latter’s open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can also visit the newly-opened Museo de Intramuros, which has free admissions for the first six months since its opening.
Go on a photowalk
Go on a whole day photowalk around Intramuros with We Want Film and Kombi Brew. Meet-up is at Plaza Roma at around 9 a.m. You may register on site or online through this link.
Visit an all-day bazaar
Expect to see over 30 arts and crafts concessionaires at the We Art Intramuros: Freedom Bazaar. It be held at Plaza Roma from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. There are no entrance fees.
Attend a free music festival
The event concludes with a free music festival featuring artists such as Wasted Wendy, The Chingks, Droppout & Rhyne, and more. It’s happening at the Puerta Real Gardens from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. For the full line-up, check out the event page here.
Header image courtesy of Inquirer.net
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