Intramuros was the administrative center of the city and of the country. The Ayuntamiento or Cabildo, equivalent to city hall, stood right in front of the Palacio del Gobernador, the home and office of the governor general who ruled the country in the name of the king. Beside the palacio was the Real Audiencia, roughgly equivalent to a Supreme Court. Elsewhere was built in the 19th century the Aduana or Intendencia, the customs house.
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- February 15, 2007 / 7:25 am