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Manila is rich in history. Being the capital city of the Philippines, Manila is a must see place to go for all foreign and local tourists.

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Thrifty Traveller

12 Places

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12 Places

Intramuros

Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods

Rizal Park

National Parks, Parks

Chinatown

Neighbourhoods

Manila Cathedral

Sacred & Religious Sites

Roxas Boulevard

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Barbara's

Restaurants

The Aristocrat

Restaurants

Rizal Shrine

Speciality Museums

Fort Santiago

Historic Sites, Parks

Quiapo Church

Sacred & Religious Sites

San Agustin Church

Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Art Museums, History Museums

Malate District

Neighbourhoods

rickyrose's City Tips

  • Be ready with your camera while you go around Manila. However, do not talk to strangers when asking for assistance. Men in uniform (either cops or security guards) are most willing to help if you are in need.
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    Intramuros
    Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods
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    rickyrose Says:

    Intramuros is the Old Manila and formerly surrounded by concrete walls to protect from aggressors. It is now a busy district of mixed residential, office and commercial establishments.

    Good for
    • Family
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Visit the Manila Cathedral and San Agustin Church.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 142 things to do in Manila
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fascinating, historical and worthwhile 19/11/2017
    • Intramuros toir 18/11/2017
    • Intramuros
    Address:
    Bonifacio Dr & Padre Burgos St
    Manila, Luzon 1002
    Philippines
    Phone:
    6325272961
    Other:
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    Rizal Park
    National Parks, Parks
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    rickyrose Says:

    The biggest park in Manila where several historical events happened like Pope Francis visit.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Family
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Wear light clothing.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 142 things to do in Manila
    • An urban park of minimal interest to tourists 18/11/2017
    • Great open space good for kids 16/11/2017
    • Rizal Park
    Phone:
    632 302 7079
    Other:
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    Chinatown
    Neighbourhoods
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    rickyrose Says:

    Yes, there is a Chinatown in Manila. This place is a haven for those who love to shop for Chinese products and jewelries.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • Feast on Chinese restaurants in the neighborhood
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #26 of 142 things to do in Manila
    • Good experience 04/11/2017
    • can be any China town in the world 20/10/2017
    • Chinatown
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    Manila Cathedral
    Sacred & Religious Sites
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    rickyrose Says:

    Pope Francis celebrated mass here when he visited the Philippines.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • Observe dress code while visiting this church.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 142 things to do in Manila
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Very well kept 16/11/2017
    • Fascinating Historty Behind This Cathedral 12/11/2017
    • Manila Cathedral
    Address:
    Cabildo cor Beaterio
    Intramuros
    Manila, Luzon 1002
    Philippines
    Phone:
    632 5273093
    Other:
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    Roxas Boulevard
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    rickyrose Says:

    Famous for its sunset and commercial establishments abound.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Wear light clothing and beware of beggars.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #47 of 142 things to do in Manila
    • its very nice place 11/11/2017
    • This is a major thoroughfare 24/10/2017
    • Roxas Boulevard
    Address:
    Roxas Boulevard
    Manila, Luzon 1000
    Philippines
    Phone:
    +63 2 313 7898
    Other:
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    Barbara's
    Restaurants (Philippine, Asian, International)
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    rickyrose Says:

    An old building converted into a restaurant with old furnishings. Pleasant buffet served.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Trendsetter
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Relax and enjoy the ambiance.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Great buffet style lunch and entertainment 22/11/2017
    • Nice lunch buffet 17/11/2017
    • Barbara's
    Address:
    Plaza San Luis Complex, General Luna St
    Intramuros
    Manila, Luzon
    Philippines
    Phone:
    +63 5274086
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 - 14:00
    18:30 - 21:00
    Other:
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    The Aristocrat
    Restaurants (Philippine, Asian)
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    rickyrose Says:

    The Aristocrat is an old restaurant along Roxas Boulevard famous to all Filipinos. Foods are delicious.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Trendsetter
    Tips
    • Check the menu as there are different good food choices.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Lunch at the Aristocrat 18/11/2017
    • Bbq Chicken very nice 16/11/2017
    • The Aristocrat
    Address:
    432 San Andres Street corner Roxas Boulevard, Malate
    Manila, Luzon
    Philippines
    Phone:
    +63 2 524 7671
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$10
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    00:00 - 23:59
    Other:
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    Rizal Shrine
    Speciality Museums
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    rickyrose Says:

    Everything you want to know about the Philippines' National Hero is here.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Do not forget your camera.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #17 of 142 things to do in Manila
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Visiting the Shrine of Hero I Really Admire 19/10/2017
    • Feels Good to be Back 13/09/2017
    • Rizal Shrine
    Address:
    Santa Clara Street
    Manila, Luzon 1002
    Philippines
    Other:
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    Fort Santiago
    Historic Sites, Parks
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    rickyrose Says:

    Fort Santiago is a prison during Spanish and Japanese occupation. Rich in historical background.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • A must see destination.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 142 things to do in Manila
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • worth a visit 21/11/2017
    • For History 20/11/2017
    • Fort Santiago
    Address:
    Gen Luna St
    Intramuros
    Manila, Luzon 1002
    Philippines
    Phone:
    63 2 527 1572
    Other:
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    Quiapo Church
    Sacred & Religious Sites
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    rickyrose Says:

    This is the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene. The Black Nazarene is a dark statue of Jesus Christ known to be miraculous.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • History Buff
    • Family
    Tips
    • Quiapo Day is every Friday where devotees came in flock.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 142 things to do in Manila
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A Pilgrimage to the Black Nazarene 07/11/2017
    • wishing church or quiapo church 06/11/2017
    • Quiapo Church
    Address:
    Quezon Blvd, Plaza Miranda
    Quiapo
    Manila, Luzon 1001
    Philippines
    Phone:
    +63 2 733 4945
    Other:
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    San Agustin Church
    Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Art Museums, History Museums
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    rickyrose Says:

    A National Historical landmark Church with a museum inside.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Family
    Tips
    • Experience a World Heritage site.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 142 things to do in Manila
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful 17/11/2017
    • San Agustin Church - 420 Years Hence! 16/11/2017
    • San Agustin Church
    Address:
    Gen Luna & Real Sts
    Intramuros
    Manila, Luzon 1002
    Philippines
    Phone:
    63 2 524 7141
    Other:
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    Malate District
    Neighbourhoods
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    rickyrose Says:

    The Malate District is famous for its night life. Go bar hopping with friends.

    Good for
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Be a shopping fanatic by day and nightlife seeker.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #44 of 142 things to do in Manila
    • its friendly place as friendly people 26/09/2017
    • Lots of bars and restaurants 08/08/2017
    • Malate District
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