Moving forward in time to the Spanish colonial era brings us to Intramuros in Manila. This walled city was built during Spain’s occupation from the late 16th century until their departure in 189 Within its walls lie remnants of grand churches like San Agustin Church and Manila Cathedral – architectural marvels that have withstood centuries of natural disasters and wars. Walking along cobblestone streets lined with old houses transports visitors back in time while exploring museums within Intramuros provides deeper insights into Philippine history. Another fascinating ruin can be found on Siquijor Island – an enchanting destination known for its mystical folklore.
Here stands Lazi Church or San Isidro Labrador Parish Church – one of four Baroque-style churches recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the country. Built by Spanish friars during colonization using coral stones quarried from nearby reefs, this church showcases intricate carvings on its façade and houses antique religious artifacts inside. Venturing further south leads us to Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park in Palawan. Exploring the Forgotten The Ruins of Philippines’ Past The Philippines is a country rich in history and culture, with remnants of its past scattered throughout its archipelago. From ancient temples to colonial-era structures, these ruins serve as a window into the country’s vibrant past.
While some sites are well-known tourist destinations, there are many forgotten ruins waiting to be explored. One such hidden gem is the Bantay Church Bell Tower in Ilocos Sur. Built during the Spanish colonial period, this bell tower stands tall amidst lush greenery and offers the ruins panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. It serves as a reminder of the region’s tumultuous history and showcases exquisite architectural craftsmanship. Moving southwards, we find ourselves in Negros Occidental where lies The Ruins. This mansion was once an opulent sugar plantation owned by Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson. Unfortunately, it was burned down during World War II by retreating Japanese forces.