Information about Aduana Building
The Aduana Building, also known as the Intendencia, is situated just outside Intramuros, Manila's historic city. Originally constructed in the 1820s as a customs house, it has been through many periods of demolition and renewal, beginning in 1863, when the structure was almost entirely ruined by the same powerful earthquake that leveled most of the old city.
It was rebuilt in the mid-1870s and performed numerous government functions — National Archives service, first home of the Philippines Senate, and again the Bureau of Customs — before being destroyed during World War II's original and final bombing campaigns. Following rebuilding, it was used as the headquarters of several government departments until it was eventually demolished in 1979 after a catastrophic fire.
How to get there
Aduana Building is located in Magallanes Dr, Intramuros, Manila. You can get to Magallanes Street by riding a jeepney, bus or train (via LRT-1; make sure to alight at the Central Terminal Station). Once there, you can walk or ride a pedicab going to the venue.
Best time to visit
It is an all-year round destination, perfect for sightseeing and admiring its neoclassical architecture anytime of day.