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5 Must-See Untouched Places in the Philippines - Before they become mainstream sights

The Philippines is a country with a lot of amazing attractions and finding time to visit all of these places is difficult, but luckily for you, we've put together a list of the perfect spots that are relatively untouched.

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Our Lady of the Abandoned Church

Makati is home to many beautiful and historic buildings, but one of the most unique and interesting places to see is Our Lady of the Abandoned Church. The church was built in 1607, making it one of the oldest buildings in Makati. It was abandoned in 1859 but was restored and reopened in 2013. The church is located in an area that was once a thriving business district but is now largely abandoned. Our Lady of the Abandoned Church is open to visitors from Monday to Saturday from 9 am 4 pm. There is no admission fee, but donations are welcome.

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The Ruins of San Sebastian de Intramuros

The Ruins of San Sebastian de Intramuros was once a church but was destroyed during World War II. The site is now a popular tourist attraction, as it offers a glimpse into the city's past. The Ruins of San Sebastian de Intramuros are located in Makati's Central Business District. The site is easily accessible and is a short walk from the nearest MRT station. The ruins are open to the public and there is no entrance fee. The church was built in the early 17th century and was one of the largest churches in Asia at that time. It was destroyed during World War II, but its ruins still stand today.

3

Capilla de San Jorge

The Chapel of San Jorge is a beautiful, historic chapel located in Makati, Philippines. The chapel was built in the early 1600s and is one of the oldest buildings in Makati. The chapel is known for its unique architecture and stunning interior. The Chapel of San Jorge is a must-see for anyone visiting Makati. If you are staying at Somerset Central Salcedo Makati or similar centrally located Makati serviced residences, then the chapel is just a few minutes' walk away.

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Pottery House in Pasig City

The Pottery House in Pasig City is one of the most unique and interesting places to visit in Makati. This small pottery shop is tucked away in a hidden corner of the city, and it's full of beautiful and intricate pottery pieces from all over the Philippines. The shop owner is a passionate potter who loves to share his knowledge and craft with visitors, and he offers classes for both beginners and experienced potters. The Pottery House is the perfect place to find unique gifts or simply admire the beautiful pottery on display.

5

Fort Santiago

The fort was built in 1571 and served as a military base for the Spanish colonial government. The fort was captured by the British in 1762 and was used as a prison during the British occupation of the Philippines. The fort was recaptured by the Spaniards in 1763 and was used as a military base until 1898 when it was captured by the Americans during the Spanish-American War. The fort was used as an army barracks by the Americans until 1941 when it was occupied by the Japanese during World War II. The fort was liberated by American forces in 1945 and is now a national shrine.