Welcome to the Cultural Gallery of the Philippine Embassy in
Australia! This is an online platform of resources curated by
the Embassy for the Fillipino-Australian community and anyone
who is interested to learn more about the rich cultural heritage
of the Philippines. We invite you to explore this webpage for
videos, photos and activities on Filipino cuisine, art, tourism,
language and many more.
Since you cannot fly to visit the Philippines, we are
bringing the Philippines to you! Starting with Manila, we invite
you to walk the cobbled streets of this old city and experience
the colonial history of the country.
Intramuros, which literally means “within walls”, was
built in the 16th century as the capital of Spain’s new colony,
the Philippines. Today, Intramuros continues to host landmark
structures that drive the national historic consciousness of
Filipinos. Intramuros Virtual Tours was launched in line with
the Intramuros Administration’s “Travel From Home” campaign and
in partnership with the Department of Tourism in the
Philippines. This month of July, visit Baluarte de San Diego and
Casa Manila from the comfort of your own home.
Walk inside the Baluarte de San Diego located within the
vast walls of Intramuros and learn more about the history of the
Philippines and the transformation of this former military
fortification to a charming and nostalgic garden.
Visit Casa Manila inside Plaza San Luis, a
cultural-commercial complex in Intramuros. Casa Manila is a
remarkable house that takes you back in time to the 1800s and
showcases the beautiful and practical designs of a Philippine