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Ranked #1 of 79 attractions in Manila
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Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Art Museums; History Museums
Owner description: This museum and courtyard gardens is one of the oldest stone churches in the country, having survived 2 fires and 7... more » Owner description: This museum and courtyard gardens is one of the oldest stone churches in the country, having survived 2 fires and 7 earthquakes. « less
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Ranked #2 of 79 attractions in Manila
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #3 of 79 attractions in Manila
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: This is the oldest university in Asia, founded in 1611, and is one of the world’s largest Roman Catholic universities based... more » Owner description: This is the oldest university in Asia, founded in 1611, and is one of the world’s largest Roman Catholic universities based on enrollment. « less
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Ranked #4 of 79 attractions in Manila
Category: Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites; Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
Owner description: Intramuros, "The Walled City," is the oldest district in Manila. This is what remains of the fortified city, which was the... more » Owner description: Intramuros, "The Walled City," is the oldest district in Manila. This is what remains of the fortified city, which was the seat of power during Spanish Colonial times (1521-1898). « less
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Ranked #5 of 79 attractions in Manila
Category: Historic Sites; Parks
Owner description: This museum and public park was built as a stone fortress at the turn of the 17th century and marked the beginning of the... more » Owner description: This museum and public park was built as a stone fortress at the turn of the 17th century and marked the beginning of the walled city's riverside barricades. « less
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Ranked #6 of 79 attractions in Manila
Category: Museums
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Ranked #7 of 79 attractions in Manila
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
This replica of a mid-19th century house showcases the opulence of the former Filipino aristocracy.
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Ranked #8 of 79 attractions in Manila
Category: National Parks; Nature and Parks
Owner description: No other place in the heart of Manila can one find serenity and diversity than in the 53-hectare Rizal Park. Hailed as the... more » Owner description: No other place in the heart of Manila can one find serenity and diversity than in the 53-hectare Rizal Park. Hailed as the largest urban park in Asia, it boasts of world-class sculptures, historical markers, beautiful gardens, facilities for photo and art exhibits, event venues, and forms of entertainment. More than just a place to stroll around, Rizal Park is indeed a sanctuary to people from all walks of life. « less
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Ranked #9 of 79 attractions in Manila
Category: Museums
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Ranked #10 of 79 attractions in Manila
Category: Castles; Museums; Performances
Owner description: This resort is actually a self-contained working coconut plantation and features a museum, bamboo rafts, a rural village tour... more » Owner description: This resort is actually a self-contained working coconut plantation and features a museum, bamboo rafts, a rural village tour and a restaurant underneath a waterfall. « less
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Ranked #11 of 79 attractions in Manila
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Former Philippine archbishops are buried in a crypt under the altar of this majestic cathedral, whose 1951 completion... more » Owner description: Former Philippine archbishops are buried in a crypt under the altar of this majestic cathedral, whose 1951 completion commemorated the the five versions that came before it. « less
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Ranked #12 of 79 attractions in Manila
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
The altar's replica of St. Peter's dome impresses visitors to this historic church.
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Ranked #13 of 79 attractions in Manila
Category: Museums
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Ranked #14 of 79 attractions in Manila
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #15 of 79 attractions in Manila
Category: Historic Sites; Museums
Owner description: The Presidential Museum and Library is the primary office within the Office of the President responsible for preserving,... more » Owner description: The Presidential Museum and Library is the primary office within the Office of the President responsible for preserving, managing, and promoting the history and heritage of the Philippine Presidency, and particularly of Malacanan Palace as its official seat. It is the principal historical and artistic repository in support of the institution of the Presidency and for the benefit of the Republic and the Filipino people. It exercises primary curatorial, conservation, preservation, custodial, and advisory responsibilities over structures, and facilitates the conduct of tours of designated areas within the Palace. It was created in 2004 with the implementation of Executive Order No. 366, Issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, which merged the Presidential Museum and the Malacanang Library into one office as the Malacanang Museum. The collections of both offices were integrated and housed in Kalayaan Hall, while others were placed in off-site storage facilities.In 2010, Executive Order No. 880 Was issued, placing the Malacanang Museum under the supervision of the National Museum for museological and related policy purposes. Later on, Executive Order No. 4, Promulgated by President Benigno S. Aquino III, placed the Malacanang Museum under the supervision and control of the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office. The issuance likewise renamed the Malacanang Museum as the Presidential Museum and Library. « less
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Ranked #16 of 79 attractions in Manila
Category: Religious Sites; Parks
This former cemetery is now a manicured park and venue for fairs and concerts featuring local artists and musicians.
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Ranked #17 of 79 attractions in Manila
Category: Religious Sites; Lookouts; Landmarks
Owner description: Also known as "Our Lady of Miraculous Medal," the Virgin Mary image in the Malate Church is where the Filipino have prayed in... more » Owner description: Also known as "Our Lady of Miraculous Medal," the Virgin Mary image in the Malate Church is where the Filipino have prayed in times of trouble for over four centuries. « less
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Ranked #18 of 79 attractions in Manila
Category: Aquariums
Owner description: From a spectacular marine themed park, Manila Ocean Park has finally evolved into Metro's Holiday Destination where... more » Owner description: From a spectacular marine themed park, Manila Ocean Park has finally evolved into Metro's Holiday Destination where everything is all about Life and Living.An array of exciting attractions, enticing view of the bay, enriching marine life exhibits, entertaining dining and lifestyle shapes to mold into an integrated resort destination. Manila Ocean Park is proud to have a marine-themed park in the country that houses Life of the best of both under and over the sea! « less
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Ranked #19 of 79 attractions in Manila
Category: Historic Sites; Museums; Art Museums; History Museums
Owner description: This grand exhibit house features the country's most historic works of culture and national heritage, including the paintings... more » Owner description: This grand exhibit house features the country's most historic works of culture and national heritage, including the paintings of heralded Philippine artist Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo. « less
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Ranked #20 of 79 attractions in Manila
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #21 of 79 attractions in Manila
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #22 of 79 attractions in Manila
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: When the Franciscans' mother church in Intramuros was destroyed in the closing days of World War II, they built their new... more » Owner description: When the Franciscans' mother church in Intramuros was destroyed in the closing days of World War II, they built their new Santuario (sanctuary) de San Antonio and installed a statue of Saint Anthony that had survived the bombing of their old beloved church. Many of Manila's wealthy families reside in nearby Forbes Park and Dasmarinas Village, so this church is where most of their christenings, weddings and funerals take place. « less
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Ranked #23 of 79 attractions in Manila
Category: Museums
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Ranked #24 of 79 attractions in Manila
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
This natural harbor is an excellent place from which to view a most elegant sunset.
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Ranked #25 of 79 attractions in Manila
Category: Civic Centers; Ballets
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Ranked #26 of 79 attractions in Manila
Category: Museums
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Ranked #27 of 79 attractions in Manila
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
The "Chinatown" of Manila, the Binondo area offers everything from Buddhist temples to pawn shops and Chinese restaurants.
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Ranked #28 of 79 attractions in Manila
Category: Art Museums; Museums
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Ranked #29 of 79 attractions in Manila
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: In addition to the numerous touring exhibits throughout the year, two of the anchors in this museum are the priceless Gold... more » Owner description: In addition to the numerous touring exhibits throughout the year, two of the anchors in this museum are the priceless Gold Gallery and the ancient Pottery Gallery, with pieces dating back to 220 BC. « less
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Ranked #30 of 79 attractions in Manila
Category: Museums
This children's museum has lots of interactive exhibits.
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