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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: Sacred & Religious Sites; Architectural Buildings; History Museums; Art 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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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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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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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 880 Restaurants in Manila
Cuisines: International, Italian, French, Chinese, Japanese, American, Indian, Sushi, European, Asian, Thai, Korean, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern, Singaporean, Central European, Halal, Central American, Gluten Free
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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 880 Restaurants in Manila
Cuisines: Italian, Chinese, Japanese, American, Filipino, European, Asian, Central European, Sushi, Gluten Free
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
My Kitchen by Chef Chris
My Kitchen by Chef Chris
Ranked #3 of 880 Restaurants in Manila
Price: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Italian, European, Pizza
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sky Deck on Bayleaf Hotel
Sky Deck on Bayleaf Hotel
Ranked #4 of 880 Restaurants in Manila
Cuisines: Filipino, Asian, Bar, International
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, 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
The Aristocrat
The Aristocrat
Ranked #5 of 880 Restaurants in Manila
Price: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Filipino, Asian
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

The Oasis Paco Park Hotel
3.0 of 5
The Oasis Paco Park Hotel
$23 - $46
Ranked #10 of 111 Hotels in Manila
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White Knight Hotel Intramuros
3.0 of 5
White Knight Hotel Intramuros
$39 - $63
Ranked #12 of 111 Hotels in Manila
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Where 2 Next - Manila Hostel
Where 2 Next - Manila Hostel
$11 - $40
Ranked #3 of 72 Specialty Lodging in Manila

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

The Bayleaf
3.5 of 5
The Bayleaf
$78 - $101
Ranked #4 of 111 Hotels in Manila
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Ramada Manila Central
3.5 of 5
Ramada Manila Central
$56 - $87
Ranked #7 of 111 Hotels in Manila
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BEST WESTERN Hotel La Corona
3.0 of 5
BEST WESTERN Hotel La Corona
$45 - $74
Ranked #8 of 111 Hotels in Manila
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Pan Pacific Manila
5.0 of 5
Pan Pacific Manila
$118 - $181
Ranked #1 of 111 Hotels in Manila
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New World Manila Bay Hotel
5.0 of 5
New World Manila Bay Hotel
$105 - $203
Ranked #2 of 111 Hotels in Manila
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The Manila Hotel
5.0 of 5
The Manila Hotel
$103 - $187
Ranked #3 of 111 Hotels in Manila
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