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Welcome to Manila!

Updated on May 27, 2017


This is the capital of the Philippines and the second largest city by population after Quezon City.

Manila Cathedral

Minor Basilica and Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception / Kalakhang Katedral Basílika ng Maynilà / Catedral Basílica Metropolitana de Manila

A Roman Catholic basilica, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary as Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, the Principal Patroness of the Philippines.

One of the major attractions in Intramuros.

A markerManila Cathedral -
Sto. Tomas, Intramuros, Manila, 1002 Metro Manila, Philippines
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Fort Santiago

Fuerte de Santiago / Moóg ng Santiago

One of the oldest fortifications in Manila. Built in 1571, on the site of the native settlement of Raja Soliman. This is used as depot of U.S. transportation corps before turnover to the Philippine Government in 1946. Declared Shrine of Freedom in 1950. Restoration and maintenance of the fort began in 1951 under the National Parks Development Committee. Management was turned over to the Intramuros Administration in 1992.

José Rizal, the Philippine national hero, was imprisoned here before his execution in 1896.

Opening Hours: DAILY 8AM to 9PM

Entrance Fee: 75 pesos

Dambanang Rizal sa Fort Santiago
Dambanang Rizal sa Fort Santiago

Museum of Jose Rizal

The Museum features Jose Rizal’s last days, from his departure from Dapitan until his execution in Bagumbayan.

A markerFort Santiago Manila -
Intramuros, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
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Luneta Park

Also known as Rizal Park. A historical urban park.

Chinese Garden - Entrance Fee: 10 pesos
Chinese Garden - Entrance Fee: 10 pesos
Train Ride - 50 pesos
Train Ride - 50 pesos
A markerLuneta Park / Rizal Park -
Rizal Park, Roxas Blvd Ermita, Barangay 666 Zone 72, Manila, 1000 Metro Manila, Philippines
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The National Museum of the Philippines

Ang Pambansang Museo ng Pilipinas

This operates the National Museum of Fine Arts, National Museum of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, and National Planetarium, all located in the vicinity of Rizal Park in Manila.

A markerNational museum of the philippines -
1000 Padre Burgos Ave, Ermita, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
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