Places to Visit in Manila

Places to Visit in Manila

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If the Philippines Capital is your next travel destination then our list of places to stay in Manila is for you. It is definitely a big must to know the places that you should go to when you are there. Manila is indeed very busy, indeed one of the busiest areas in the Philippines,, but amidst the traffic and seeming chaos, there are several attractions you can visit. Make sure that they are on your list of places to see because your trip will not be complete without paying them a visit.

Places to Visit in Manila 1 – Fort Santiago and Intramuros

Fort Santiago is where Dr. Jose P. Rizal spent his last days writing his extraordinary pieces before he was executed. The minute you arrive at this place, there is not a chance that you won’t be reminded of the country’s rich history and culture, and how much the Spaniards have had an influence.

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Located in this tourist attraction is the prison cell where Dr Rizal was held and it still contains his clothes and personal belongings. A part of Jose Rizal’s spinal bone can also be found here which is being preserved in the museum. You don’t need to spend a lot when you want to visit this place as they only ask for a little less than a hundred pesos as entrance fee.

Places to Visit in Manila 2 – The National Museum

If you want to see the famous painting of Juan Luna called ‘The Spolarium’ this is the place that you need to go. As soon as you enter the museum, you will be faced by this magnificent painting because it gives you a very mysterious and historical feeling.

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When you enter the museum, you will find more fascinating things about the Philippines especially when you visit the archives and other national treasures. You will not be prohibited to take photos but touching anything is definitely not allowed.

Places to Visit in Manila 3 – Baywalk and Manila Bay

This place is very hard to miss because it is a very long stretch.

Places to Visit in Manila

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You can visit this place to watch the sunset, yachts, and get a view of the bay.

Places to Visit in Manila

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It is located near the US Embassy and Manila Ocean Park.

Places to Visit in Manila

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Places to Visit in Manila 4 – Cultural Centre of the Philippines

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Located very close to Boom na Boom and Star City, this is a place where you will be able to watch concerts and other musical events, as well as admire the Brutalist style of architecture.

Places to Visit in Manila

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Places to Visit in Manila

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They also have plays and other attractions that you can watch to make your stay in Manila more enjoyable.

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Places to Visit in Manila 5 – The historical Rizal Park

Every Filipino knows about this place because it is where the National Hero’s monument stands.

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This is located across Roxas Boulevard and Manila Bay.

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You will find other tourists in that area any day having their photos taken and you don’t need to spend any money to enjoy this place.

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This is an important place to visit in Manila and should not be forgotten.

Places to Visit in Manila

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These are the top 5 most historical places to visit in Manila, but you can also go to Makati City, Bonifacio Global City, Eastwood City and other central business districts if you want to do some shopping. The casinos can be found in Resorts World Manila and Solaire Resort and Casino.

Make sure to take note of this list of places to visit in Manila to make your trip worthwhile and unforgettable.

Places to Visit in Manila – by Ysabel Carbalo.  Cover Image by Paul David and all Flickr Images licensed under CC BY 2.0

This concludes our article on ‘Places to visit in Manila’. We hope you find this information useful. If you are looking for a specific piece of information, please do comment below as we may have just forgotten to mention it.

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