Where should I visit?? This would be the main question for any traveler right?? This time I’m gonna share with you top 5 must visit spots in Manila – Philippines. List of recommended and famous tourist spots that you must visit during holiday in Manila.
But first of all, before digging deeper into it, the most mandatory thing you have to prepare is your flight to Manila. As a pioneer of “low fare, great value” strategy on aviation industry, Cebu Pacific Air would be the ultimate choice for you to fly due to its high frequencies for both domestic and international destination.
AnakJajan flew from Jakarta to Manila back and forth using Cebu Pacific Air, the flight was on time with 4 hours flight duration from Jakarta to Manila. Btw there’s 1 hour difference between Jakarta (GMT +7) and Manila (GMT +8). Now let’s start talking about the must visit spots.
1. Malacañang Palace
Malacañang Palace is an official residence and workplace for the President of the Philippines. This place is perfect those who love historical tour.
A. Reservation form must be submitted at least seven working days before preferred date of tour. You can submit the reservation form via online on their website http://malacanang.gov.ph/reservations/
B. Admission fee is PHP 50 for adults and PHP 30 for students and senior citizen.
C. Malacañang Palace’s public tour opens every Monday to Friday from 09.00-12.00 and 13.00-15.00.
D. Smart casual dress code is mandatory. You cannot wear shors, sleeveless tops or slippers into the palace.
E. Only one representative from the tour group allowed to use camera and snap photos inside the palace.
1000 Jose P Laurel Sr, San Miguel, Maynila, KalakhangMaynila, Philippines
2. San Agustin Church
San Agustin Church originally known as “inglesia de San Pablo” is the oldest stone church constructed during Spanish colonial period in 1571 (built in 1589) in the Philippines. It is one of UNESCO World Heritage site located in Intramuros Manila.
As the oldest church, I’m super amazed by how well they preserve all of the details on this old building. The moment you stepped in this church, you will have an awe moment for a while with its charming details and architecture.
San Agustin Church
Gen. Luna St, Manila, Maynila, KalakhangMaynila, Philippines
Phone: +63 25274060
3. Casa Manila
Casa Manila is one of the must visit spot in Intramuros. It’s a copy of 1850’s San Nicolas House that was once located in CalleJaboneros. Inside the house you can see the interior and furniture with Spanish colonial architecture. Outdoor area also charming with classic garden setup and water fountain.
Note: photo taking is not allowed inside the museum, but you can take pictures as much as you can on the outdoor area.
Intramuros, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Phone: +63 25273135
4. Manila Ocean Park
Need a place for family activities? Then Manila Ocean Park is the answer. There are many activitities visitors can do inside inside Manila Ocean Park such as sharks & rays encounter, oceanarium, meeting penguins, playing with snow, fish spa, glass bottom boat ride, etc.
Manila Ocean Park
666, Behind Quirino Grandstand, Luneta, Manila, Metro Manila 1000, Philippines
Phone: +63 25677777
Monday to Friday 10.00 – 20.00
Weekend & Holiday 09.00 – 20.00
5. Las Piñas Bamboo Organ Church / St. Joseph Parish Church
St. Joseph Parish Church is a popular tourist destination commonly known as Las Piñas Church located in south area of Manila. Inside this church you can find an unique and old church organ made with almost entirely bamboo.
The bamboo organ itself is known as the oldest and largest bamboo organ existing in the world today, it produce an unique and distinct sound compared to normal pipe organ. No wonder National Museum of The Philippines declared it as National Cultural Treasure of the Philippines.
Las Pinas, Metro Manila, Philippines
Phone: +63 28205454
So that’s all of the Top 5 Must Visit Spots in Manila. Let’s travel and have fun in Manila!!
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