Bambike Ecotours provide a historical and cultural trip around Intramuros, visiting various Old Manila establishments that will make every ecotour experience Bambamazing! This educational trip revisits the old times while riding the famous Bambike. Itineraries include the following cultural places.
Plaza San Luis Complex
Plaza San Luis Complex is where the headquarters of Bambike located and also houses historical memories of Old Intramuros. This complex is composed of five houses, namely - Casa Manila, Casa Urdaneta, Casa Blanca, Los Hidalgos and El Hogar Filipino.
San Agustin Church (Front)
San Agustin Church is a Roman Catholic church under the order of Saint Augustine, located at General Luna Street, Intramuros. It was named a National Historical Landmark and a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Galeria de los Presedentes de la Republica Pilipinas
Gallery of Presidents or Galeria de los Presedentes de la Republica Pilipinas is a garden where the presidents of the Philippines from Emilio Aguinaldo up to Gloria Arroyo is embosed on a plate, standing along a garden.
Japanese Cannons from the Battle of Manila in 1945 are pointing outside the walls, waiting for the right time to fire. This mossy area where these cannons are located gives an aura on how important Intramuros is in the Philippine history.
Puerta Real is a beautiful garden just outside the southern wall of Intramuros. Puerta Real Garden is originary a gate to the walled city but now, it is famous for being an perfect venue for many celebrations such as wedding and cultural dinners.
Puerta del Parian
Puerta del Parian is also a gate to Intramuros, situated on the east side of the walls. This entrance is named after the earliest concentrations of Chinese merchants in the Old Manila, the Parian de Arroceros. It is also the walkway for most students of Lyceum of the Philippines.
Aduana is one the surviving structures from the Hispanic Manila which was still in use today for 30 years. Also called Intendencia, it is now a cultural attraction in Intramuros other than being a Customs House before. Recently, Aduana is being restored after substantial damages had happened to it.
Maeztranza Curtain Wall is a portion of the Intramuros wall that faces the north, just along the Pasig River and near to Fort Santiago. Maeztranza is being restored to be used as a cultural place for many tourists as they plan to build cafes and galleries along the street.
Plaza Roma, also known as Plaza de Roma, is one of the two major public squares in Intramuros. This plaza is famous for being the Intramuros center. It is surrounded by Andres Soriano Avenue to the north, Cabildo Street to the east, Santo Tomas Street to the south, and General Antonio Luna Street to the west.
Fort Santiago is one of the most historical sites in Manila. It is a citadel during the time of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi as part of the formation of the city of Manila. Today, the fort is part of a historical park which includes the Plaza Moriones and other ruins.
Book now and you can experience this Intramuros Bambike Tour and visit a lot of historical and cultural sites in Manila while riding the bamboo bikes. You might get a chance to have discounts on your registration! It's Bambamazing with Bambike Ecotours!
BGC ART TOUR ITINERARY
Bambike Ecotours provide a cultural trip mixed with art appreciation around Bonifacio Global City, visiting various art murals, painted and designed by local and international artists that will make every ecotour experience Bambamazing! This trip is enjoyed riding the famous Bambike. Itineraries include the following places.
The mural is called “Pangako” and was done by a world-renowned Pinoy artist by the name of Anjo Bolarda. It shows his distinct style, which he calls “Sukiyaki Western” – a fusion of Western steet and Japanese design. Some of Anjo Bolarda’s favorite subjects are animals, mythology and women.
Egg Fiasco (Pilandok)
Another Filipino street artist named Egg Fiasco created the mural. It is titled “Pilandok” which means the Philippine Mouse Deer. He refers to his style as neo graffiti or post-graffiti. Another signature element of his art refers to his name.
A lot of comparisons have been made to Calvin and Hobbes, but the artist has yet to confirm this. This mural features Nate’s signature style. He likes to dabble with duality, so he compares humans and animals.
The huge splash of colours created by a Portuguese artist who goes by the name AKA Corleone, which was inspired by the Godfather movies. His style is very playful and his colors are rich and vibrant. If you look up his work online you will see that its all very bright and optimistic, and you can see them decorating the walls of mostly depressed areas. In this way, he will somehow bring colours and hope to gloomy places.
This mural is one of the biggest ones created furing the Art Tour BGC Mural Festival. The mural was made by a collaboration of artists based in Brooklyn, New York, who call themselves Faille. They called the mural “Wonderland”, and it is part of Faille’s “Wonderland” collection of street art which can be seen in different cities all over the world.
Cyrcle is a duo from California. The colour of the stripes is actually called “lunar green”. If you look up Cyrcle’s other works, you’ll notice that they like to use the same color over and over again. That is because they intend for each mural to be a part of a larger collection that can be found all over the world.
Nate Frizzell (We Are What We Pretend To Be – Bear-ly There)
The mural is a part of Nate Frizzell.s “We Are What We Pretend To Be” theme and it’s actually one of the four that he has done here at BGC. The mural depicts the same theme of having an “inner animal” or “inner beast”.
Nate Frizzell (We Are What We Pretend To Be – Boy on top of Wall)
Trivia: he has done solo shows and his Art has been displayed in places like London, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Miami, so he’s very prolific in the art scene around the world. He enjoyed doing murals in BGC so much that he has done more than one.
Nate Frizzell (We Are What We Pretend To Be – Crows)
The 4th one of Nate Frizzell’s murals depicts a lone crow.
Bambike is proudly partnered with Gawad Kalinga. “Gawad Kalinga,” translated in English means to “give care”; it is a Philippine-based movement that aims to end poverty by first restoring the dignity of the poor. It employs an integrated and holistic approach to empowerment with values-formation and leadership development at its core. Established in 2003, The Foundation currently works with over 2,000 communities and has been recognized as the 2006 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee & 2012 Skoll Awardee for Social Entrepreneurship.