About the Intramuros Administration

IA is a National Government Agency attached to the Department of Tourism of the Philippines. Under Presidential Decree No. 1616, IA is responsible for the orderly restoration and development of Intramuros as a monument to the Hispanic period of Philippine history. The mission of IA is to protect and conserve the historical and cultural value and significance of Intramuros while advancing and guiding urban development within, and contributing to the strengthening of the Filipino’s national identity and sense of belonging and pride. IA envisions Intramuros as a model urban site of national historical and cultural heritage, sustaining people and life systems within, and contributing to national cultural and socio-economic progress.

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Mandate

The Intramuros Administration (IA) is a National Government Agency attached to the Department of Tourism. Under Presidential Decree No. 1616, the IA is responsible for the orderly restoration and development of Intramuros as a monument to the Hispanic period of Philippine history. As such, it shall ensure that the general appearance of Intramuros shall conform to Philippine-Spanish architecture of the sixteenth to the nineteenth century.

Vision

IA envisions Intramuros as a model urban site of national historical and cultural heritage, sustaining people and life systems within, and contributing to national cultural and socio-economic progress.

Mission

The mission of IA is to protect and conserve the historical and cultural value and significance of Intramuros while advancing and guiding urban development within, and contributing to the strengthening of the Filipino’s national identity and sense of belonging and pride.