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The Plaza Memorare is known for its Memorare Manila Monument, a statute that depicts and remembers the lives lost during the liberation of Manila, bravely fought by Filipino and American troops against the Japanese forces.
The monument highlights a figure of a woman wearing a hood sitting on the ground in great misery and grief for the lifeless child she carries in her own arms. Aside from them, there are six other figures of humans around them, depicting suffering and despair, a result of ruthless abuse and massacres that happened in the city done by the Japanese soldiers on Filipino civilians during the city’s liberation.
The Memorare is located in the walled city of Intramuros. If you are interested in culture and history, a walk around the area is the perfect thing to do. There are nearby attractions that can feed your curiosity with history, and take you a trip down Intramuros’ memory lane. You can visit well-known spots like Fort Santiago, Rizal Shrine, San Agustin Church, Manila Cathedral, Bahay Tsinoy, and a number of museums. These places will surely enrich your knowledge on Philippine History. And of course, your tour around the area would be more exciting if you will take the Calesa Tour, a serene ride on the streets as it take you to the places you want to see.
To get to Intramuros, utilize the LRT-1 or a jeepney. If you take the LRT-1, get out at Central Terminal and walk five minutes to Manila City Hall. From there, cross Padre de Burgos Street through the pedestrian underpass.
Intramuros is open 24 hours but not for some specific sites.