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The historical core of Manila may be somewhat ruined but still makes for
an amazing historical detour. A must see.

GPS: N14.58874, E120.97618

Fort Santiago

/ Fuerza de Santiago
The fort was built in the 16th century during the Spanish Colonial Period
and still retains its mysterious, historical atmosphere.

GPS: N14.59433, E120.97007

Opening hours:
Daily: 8 a.m. 6 p.m.
General Admission: PHP 75
Students/children/teachers: P50
Seniors: free

San Agustin Church

This Baroque gem is undoubtedly the oldest church in Philippines. Listed
by UNESCO. Don't miss out the adjacent museum.
GPS: N14.58843, E120.97467
+63 2 527 2746
Opening hours:
The church is open daily: 7 a.m. 7:30 a.m., 5 p.m. 6 p.m.
The museum is open daily: 9 a.m. noon, 1 p.m. 5 p.m.
Admission to the church is free.
Admission to the museum: PHP 100

Manila Cathedral
With its origins in the 16th century, this cathedral is a real architectural
gem. The most important church in the city.
General Luna St, Manila, Philippines
GPS: N14.59143, E120.97361
+63 2 5273093
Opening hours:
Masses take place at these times:
Weekdays: 7:30 a.m., 12:10 p.m.
Sat: 7:30 a.m.
Sun: 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 6 p.m.
Admission to the cathedral is free.

Club Dredd
This is the main hub of the local indie rock scene. The venue is legendary
now and its live concerts are a big draw.

Eastwood Ave, Quezon City, Philippines

GPS: N14.60917, E121.07943

Red Box
Popular karaoke venue is open-space as well as it offers booths for the shy
ones. The selection of songs is outstanding.

3rd Level, Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati City, Philippines

GPS: N14.55180, E121.02179
+63 2 757 6188

Casino Filipino
Lavish casino complex easily accessible from the airport. Huge complex
housing slots as well as deck games.
GPS: N14.50647, E120.99921
+632 854 1605


Ark Avilon Zoo
This tiny zoo is perfect for families with small kids as they can pet and feed
the animals a wonderful experience.

GPS: N14.58836, E121.07783

+632 706 2992

Visiting the oldest Chinatown in the world is a must! Explore the narrow,
colourfully decorated streets and sample food from the stalls.

This church holds the Black Nazarene, a life-sized statue of Jesus believed
to have miraculous powers. No. 1 pilgrimage site in Manila.

This vast historical park encompasses beautiful oriental gardens and several noteworthy monuments.
GPS: N14.58101, E120.97786
Opening hours:
Open 24 hours a day.
Guided tours are available: Wed-Sun: 9:00 a.m 5:00 p.m.
Admission to the park is free.
Guided tour: PHP 10, 50% discount for students.

Recently renovated waterfront promenade is a popular spot for strolling
and sunset watching.

GPS: N14.56565, E120.98409

Quezon Blvd, Manila, Philippines

GPS: N14.59870, E120.98378
Opening hours:
Open daily. Opening hours vary, check the website.
Admission to the church is free.

Rizal Park

Shopping experience like none other. Overwhelming complex currently

ranked as the third largest in Asia.
GPS: N14.53508, E120.98234
Opening hours:
Daily: 10 a.m. 10 p.m.

GPS: N14.60093, E120.97527

Quiapo Church

Mall of Asia

San Ignacio Church

These ruins of the 16th century Baroque church are simply stunning, entangled with mysterious atmosphere.

GPS: N14.59041, E120.97253

Caravajal Street
If you're adventurous enough, explore this street a heaven for foodies,
stock up with immense variety of food you've never seen before.

Carvajal, Manila, Philippines

GPS: N14.59964, E120.97557

Ocampo Pagoda
The garden dominated by a splendid historical structure reminiscing Chinese temple is a charming getaway. Well worth exploring!
GPS: N14.60025, E120.98597


Carriedo Street
Busy street occupied by street vendors selling everything thinkable and
pretty cheap. Don't forget to bargain.

GPS: N14.59896, E120.98151

The ruins of Customs House and Central Bank stand as a memorial to the
bygone colonial era.

Ayala Museum
Visit this museum to venture into the fascinating world of Philippine culture
and history.

De La Rosa Street 1224, Makati City, Philippines

GPS: N14.55671, E121.01947
+63 2 757 7117

Minor Basilica of St. Lorenzo Ruiz
This church's history is marked by series of damages and disasters, the
current building dates to 1852 but looks older.

Magallanes Dr, Manila, Philippines

GPS: N14.59399, E120.97455

Plaza L. Ruiz, Manila, Philippines

GPS: N14.59989, E120.97430

Malacaan Palace
Don't miss out the official residence of the president of the Philippines
which has quite a moved history behind it.

The Aristocrat
This restaurant has quite an impressive history and now is something of a
legend. Its BBQ chicken is a must.

1000 Jose P Laurel Sr, Manila, Philippines

GPS: N14.59392, E120.99435

Manila Ocean Park

Huge oceanarium built to compete Sentosa complex in Singapore. Come
see the immense tanks full of exotic species they will blow your mind
Parade Ave, Rizal Park, Manila, Philippines
GPS: N14.57983, E120.97293
+63 2 567 7777
Opening hours:
Mon Frid 10 a.m. 9 p.m.
Weekends & Holidays 9 a.m. 9 p.m.
Opening hours of special exhibitions vary check the website for exact
General Admission: PHP 550

432 San Andres, Manila, Philippines

GPS: N14.56826, E120.98358
+63 2 5247671

Casa Manila
This museum will give you a colourful insight into the way Manila's upper
class used to live during the colonisation.
Real, Manila, Philippines
GPS: N14.58984, E120.97524
+63 2 527 4084


Harbor View Restaurant
Situated right at the waterfront, this seafood restaurant is perfect for special occasion. The food is great and the views spectacular.

1000 South Dr, Manila, Philippines

GPS: N14.57896, E120.97541
+63 2 5146339

A charming place with orchids in full bloom throughout the whole year.
Walking the garden is a true delight.
GPS: N14.58452, E120.98083

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