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Villa Escudero Museum

Villa Escudero Museum (AH26, Quezon) – for those interested in seeing Rights outsider of Manila, this museum is not a bad start. Located two hours southeast of Manila via car, an historic colonial plantation, displaying rural life as it was in the 1800’s. Villa Escudero is set amidst beautiful scenery with volcanic mountains, rows of […]

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Santuario Rizal

Rizal Shrine (Santa Clara Street, Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila) — the restored shrine inside Fort Santiago (a former Spanish colonial barracks) houses Rizaliana items in memory of the Philippine national hero Dr. Jose Rizal spent his last few days here before he was executed on December 30, 1896. Among the objects exhibited are various books […]

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Rizal Park

Rizal Park (Roxas Boulevard, Ermita, Manila, Metro Manila) – this 60-hectare park is a tribute to Filipino national hero Jose Rizal, a doctor and novelist who was shot by firing squad at this site on December 20, 1896 (over charges of fomenting rebellion against Spanish rule in the Philippines). A shrine was also built in […]

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Quezon Memorial Circle

Quezon Memorial Circle (Elliptical Rd, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila) — is a national park and shrine in Manila, dedicated to the second president of the Philippines, Manual Quezon. At night, the three vertical towers light up in blues, purples, and pinks, acting as a beacon. In the center of the Quezon Memorial Circle is […]

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Quiapo Church

Quiapo Church (910 Plaza Miranda, Quiapo, Metro Manila) – this church is named alter the district that it is in, and is home to “the Black Nazarene” (a much venerated statue of Jesus Christ which many people believe has miraculous attributes). Quiapo Church was originally built in 1586 by Franciscan missionaries, and since previous versions […]

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National Museum of the Philippines

National Museum of the Philippines (Taft Avenue, Ermita, Manila, 1000 Metro Manila) – this museum contains exhibits of the country’s history – going back to the Spanish colonial era, as well as periods before then. One exhibit shows the skullcap of the “Tabon Man” (dated at 24,000 BC, that individual is reputed to be the […]

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Museum of the Filipino People

Museum of the Filipino People (Taft Avenue, Ermita, Manila, 1000 Metro Manila) – this museum is part of the National Museum of the Philippines, this museum houses an Anthropological collection (containing several galleries displaying a collection of Pre-hispanic artifacts like burial jars, pots and ancient alphabet, crafts from the various ethnolinguistic groups, weaving looms, indigenous […]

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Museo Pambata

Museo Pambata (Roxas Boulevard corner South Drive, Manila, 1000 Metro Manila) — Museo Pambata is the first children’s interactive museum in the Philippines. Opened to the public in 1994, Museo Pambata has distinguished itself for its educational programs and its innovative “hands-on” exhibits enjoyed by children from all over the country.   Committed to provide […]

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Manila Cathedral

Manila Cathedral (Cabildo corner Beaterio, Intramuros, Manila, Metro Manila) – this citadel was built by the Spanish in 1571 and was dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The size of this house of worship (64 hectares) virtually qualifies it as a fort in its own right, and was built to last (withstanding wars, earthquakes, and occasional […]

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Metropolitan Museum of Manila

Metropolitan Museum of Manila (BSP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Malate, Manila, Metro Manila) – this museum brings art to all levels of the local and international community. The museum situates arts within the context of Philippines history and society as a premier museum of modern and contemporary art in the Philippines, specialized in Visual Arts. As […]