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Manila, Philippines

Places of Interest

Nayong Pilipino (Philippine Cultural Village)

‑ showcases the country’s famous landmarks in a nutshell.

Intramuros (the Walled City of Old Manila)

‑ visitors are transported into 16th century Manila. Walk through cobbled streets paved with Spanish colonial buildings. The Puertas (gates) and BaIluartes (battlements) have been historically restored to preserve the charm and history of this bastion of Spanish culture.

Fort Santiago

‑ located within the Intramuros complex, it is one of the oldest fortifications within the walls and houses the memorabilia of the country’s national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal.

Manila Cathedral and San Agustin Church

‑ both churches boast of colonial architecture. Manila Cathedral is popular with its intricate stone carvings, stained glass mosaics, rosette windows while San Agustin Church is the oldest structure in the country with baroque interiors and murals.

Rizal Park (also known as Luneta)

‑ the Filipino’s tribute to its national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. It houses Rizal’s huge monument guarded 24/7 by valor soldiers. It is a great place for family picnics, gatherings and leisurely walks.

Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Complex

‑ it consists of modern buildings ideal for conventions and exhibitions, namely the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), the Folk Arts Theater, and the Coconut Palace for sightseeing tours.

Chinatown and Makati

‑ the cradles of business and finance centers. It offers shopping malls and specialty restaurants to unwind after a long day of business meetings and transactions.