Instagrammable Anda Circle Manila landmark opens to visitors

Anda Circle Manila
The newly restored Anda Circle is now open to the public after months of restoration. Screengrab of DTCAM video.

The Instagrammable Anda Circle Manila landmark has opened to visitors after months of restoration work.

The Manila City Government unveiled the rehabilitated Anda Circle located between the historical walled city of Intramuros and the City Port Area on the night of October 7, 2020.

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Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso, who led the inauguration of the redeveloped historical monument attended by a limited number of people amid the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, declared the restored Anda Circle as the city’s new Instagrammable spot.

The restored Anda Circle’s additional features include a multi-colored and multi-layered fountain with 222 LED colored bulbs.

The Anda Monument was originally built in 1871 near the Pasig River as ordered by the Governor-General Carlos Maria dela Torre to commemorate the contributions of Simon de Anda y Salazar to the battle of the Spanish armada against the British forces during the latter’s occupation of Manila in 1762.

The historical landmark was damaged in World War II when the Japanese imperial army took Manila from the Americans.

After the war, the monument was transferred to its present location but decayed through the years.

The rehabilitation of Anda Circle, part of the city government’s mission of bringing back the beauty and glory of the capital under the program of the Department of Tourism, Culture, and Arts of Manila, was credited to Asian Terminals Inc. which funded the restoration work.

Manila also restored its City Hall Lagusnilad underpass and its famed underground bookstore.

The Jones Bridge that connects Lawton and Binondo area also underwent renovation with elaborate European-style lamp posts and the reinstallation of La Madre Filipina pre-war statues.

WATCH the video here and SEND CHEERS in the comments below to the people of Manila for the newly restored and Instagrammable Anda Circle!

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