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Best of Manila Guide

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Manila
Metropolitan Manila encompasses six cities and 12 towns. Located on Manila Bay in the South China Sea, and bisected by the Pasig River, the capital of the Philippines is historic and modern, rich and poor. A popular sight is the walled area called Intramuros. The capital during Spanish colonization, Intramuros has retained old dungeons and gunpowder rooms but added art galleries and theaters. The city is filled with museums, shops, parks and churches, plus enough nightlife to last until dawn.

All things to do » Things to do

San Agustin Church
San Agustin Church
This museum and courtyard gardens is one of the oldest stone churches in the country, having survived 2 fires and 7 earthquakes.
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Sacred & Religious Sites; Art Museums; History Museums
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Intramuros
Intramuros
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).
Attraction type: Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods
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Manila Cathedral
Manila Cathedral
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.
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites
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Fort Santiago
Fort Santiago
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.
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Parks
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San Agustin Museum
San Agustin Museum
Attraction type: History Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Spiral
Spiral
Ranked #1 of 976 Restaurants in Manila
Cuisines: International, Italian, French, Chinese, Japanese, American, Indian, Sushi, European, Asian, Thai, Korean, Middle Eastern, Singaporean, Central European, Central American
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cafe Ilang-Ilang
Cafe Ilang-Ilang
Ranked #2 of 976 Restaurants in Manila
Cuisines: Italian, Chinese, Japanese, American, Filipino, Asian
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sky Deck on Bayleaf Hotel
Sky Deck on Bayleaf Hotel
Ranked #3 of 976 Restaurants in Manila
Cuisines: Bar, Asian, International
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
My Kitchen by Chef Chris
My Kitchen by Chef Chris
Ranked #4 of 976 Restaurants in Manila
Price: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Italian, European
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Eng Bee Tin
Eng Bee Tin
Ranked #5 of 976 Restaurants in Manila
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Takeout

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Bahay Kubo Hostel
Bahay Kubo Hostel
$17 - $19 (PHP 863 - PHP 965)
Ranked #1 of 78 Specialty Lodging in Manila
Red Planet Mabini
2.5 of 5
Red Planet Mabini
$19 - $82
Ranked #9 of 110 Hotels in Manila
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Best Western Hotel La Corona Manila
3.0 of 5
Best Western Hotel La Corona Manila
$21 - $68
Ranked #10 of 110 Hotels in Manila
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Pan Pacific Manila
5.0 of 5
Pan Pacific Manila
$39 - $211
Ranked #2 of 110 Hotels in Manila
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The Bayleaf Intramuros
3.5 of 5
The Bayleaf Intramuros
$65 - $118
Ranked #4 of 110 Hotels in Manila
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The Manila Hotel
5.0 of 5
The Manila Hotel
$41 - $238
Ranked #5 of 110 Hotels in Manila
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

AG New World Manila Bay Hotel
5.0 of 5
AG New World Manila Bay Hotel
$107 - $237
Ranked #1 of 110 Hotels in Manila
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Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
5.0 of 5
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
$124 - $276
Ranked #3 of 110 Hotels in Manila
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Diamond Hotel Philippines
5.0 of 5
Diamond Hotel Philippines
$43 - $218
Ranked #7 of 110 Hotels in Manila
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.