Ghost Month idea: Intramuros' Night Walking Tours are here for some historical ghost hunting
Here's a wickedly apt idea for the coming Ghost Month: Take a walking tour of the Walled City of Intramuros in the dead of the night.
After halting operations amid the pandemic, Intramuros After Dark: Night Walking Tours and Beyond is opening its doors for people to take a historical tour of Intramuros and see the sights from a totally different point of view.
Serving as one of the country's oldest districts where the Spanish government ruled amid its 333-year colonialization, the Walled City holds a rich history that not many Filipinos might know.
Thus, the Walking Tours serve as an interactive exploration of the country's history, along with a few possible spooky ghost stories along the way.
The tour begins at 5 PM at Escolta's First United Building, where you can window shop for local art or even grab a beer for extra thrills.
From there, historian Butch Pedalino will take attendees on a night tour exploring the Intramuros streets with stories from Old Manila and the pre-colonial and Spanish era of the country. Groups will also explore famous destinations in the areas such as the Calle Escolta and Jones Bridge.
Other highlights and stories include:
- Stories from the Sylianteng Museum
- The First United Building and the Regina
- Calle Escolta
- The Jones Bridge and the Puentes
- Stories from WW II
- The Ghosts of Manila Post Office
- The Massacre at Arrocerros
- The Metropolitan Theatre
- Stories from the Manila City Hall Clock Tower
- The Grand Ciudad Murada (Stories and sites inside the Walled City of Intramuros)
After the tour that ends at 9 PM, attendees can then dine in many of Intramuros and Binondo's open restaurants to pagpag, as the tour also sends out prayers after each activity.
Intramuros After Dark: Night Walking Tours is happening every Saturday and Sunday for a limited discounted rate of P850 per head. Message the Intramuros After Dark Facebook page for further inquiries.