The Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Intramuros Administration launch
“Kultura…Musika…Saya!” featuring Intramuros Rocks, a free-admission concert at the
Maestranza Park of the Walled City scheduled on 5 July 2013.
Intramuros Rocks serves as a kick-off activity of the many programs and events under
the Intramuros Redevelopment Plan, aimed at promoting cultural appreciation and heritage
awareness to the public, especially the youth. The concert will feature bands and artists
including Shamrock, Spirit of ‘67, Pilipinas Got Talent finalist Zilent Overload, and many others.
There will also be a bazaar featuring food stalls and booths selling local handicraft, tribal arts,
and other novelty items within the newly restored Maestranza Park.
The venue, also called Almacenes Curtain Wall, is situated right beside the Pasig River
and was a former storehouse and soldier’s quarter during the Spanish time. Formerly the seat
of Spanish colonial rule in the Philippines, Intramuros is home to important historical sites and tourist spots such as Fort Santiago, Manila Cathedral, San Agustin Church and Casa Manila.
“Intramuros, as a historical and cultural center, plays an important role in the promotion
of Manila as a premier destination. The walls of Intramuros tell a beautiful story of our resilience.
It is not only an important cultural landmark, but also one of the historical treasures we Filipinos
must protect,” Tourism Secretary Ramon R. Jimenez, Jr. said.
“It would be fulfilling to see our youth of today discover new reasons to appreciate the
Walled City and become active participants in its promotion,” the tourism chief added.
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and Research Unit at 524-8311 and 523-8823 or the Tourist Information & Special Projects Unit
at 525-2000 and 524-2384.