Intramuros, also known as “The Walled City,” takes pride in being one of the most sought-after tourist attractions in the world. The UNESCO-declared heritage site boasts preserved architecture and landmarks dating back to the Spanish era: Fort Santiago, Manila Cathedral, San Augustin Church, and more. Beyond offering a glimpse of rich Filipino culture and history, its historical sites are also free to use for events, shoots, exhibitions, and conferences. Read on to find out how you can secure an Intramuros events place for your activities and affairs!
Intramuros open call for events and activities
Looking for an accessible space to hold your events? The Intramuros Administration is calling on creative and cultural workers or enterprises to make use of its heritage sites. However, rent may only be waived, provided that the proposed activities promote Philippine art, heritage, or tourism.
Ultimately, a huge part of this initiative is to help MSMEs (micro, small, and medium enterprises) across sectors such as arts, entertainment, tourism, sports, and fitness recover from the pandemic. See more terms and conditions here.
Indoor and outdoor activity areas in Intramuros
Proponents or event organisers can choose among 18 activity areas in Intramuros. These rent-free sites include indoor spaces, gardens, parks, plazas, and open-air roof decks.
- Casa Blanca
Fort Santiago areas
- Baluratillo de San Francisco Tunnel and Roof Deck
- Bamboo Garden
- Rajah Sulayman Theather
- Promenade Soledad
- Almacenes Reales
- Baluarte De San Diego
- Puerta Real Gardens
- Baluarte de San Andres
- ASEAN Garden
- Arzobispo Park
- Plaza Roma
- President’s Gallery
- PC Barracks
- Legazpi Urdaneta Monument Plaza
- Plazuela de Santa Isabel
- Baluarte de Dilao
How to secure an Intramuros events place
For easier access and convenience, you may fill out application forms and submit them online. Interested parties looking into using Intramuros’ heritage sites may propose their projects here.
For conferences and other public lectures, organisers must provide a concept note for the proposed event as well as a complete roster of the speaker/s involved. For exhibitions, a detailed inventory of all items or artworks to be displayed must be submitted.
While the rent may be waived for the activity areas in Intramuros, operating expenses incurred will be subject to fees. This will include electricity, use of dressing rooms, and overtime pay for staff and personnel. For a complete list of other utilities charged, click here. Additionally, for activities with an audience (e.g. concerts, lectures, plays) entrance fees will be applied.
For any additional inquiries, you may reach the Intramuros Administration at [email protected].
What better place to host exciting events than at the Walled City, where rich history and heritage abound? Take part in the #SupportLocal movement and help promote Philippine art and culture!
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