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Top Things to Do in Manila, Philippines, from a Cruise Ship - Created by Staff

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Corregidor Island

Corregidor Island, locally called Isla ng Corregidor, is an island located at the entrance of Manila Bay in southwestern part of Luzon Island in the Philippines. Due to this location, Corregidor was fortified with several coastal artillery and ammunition magazines to defend the entrance of Manila Bay and the City of Manila from attacks by enemy warships in the event of war.

Taal Volcano - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Taal Volcano is a complex volcano located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. It is the second most active volcano in the Philippines with 33 historical eruptions. All of these eruptions are concentrated on Volcano Island, an island near the middle of Taal Lake.

University of Santo Tomas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines ( UST, Filipino: Unibersidad ng Santo Tomas, Spanish: Universidad de Santo Tomás, Latin: Universitas Sancti Thomae; colloquially, " Ustê") is a private, Roman Catholic, teaching and research university run by the Order of Preachers in Manila.

Intramuros - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Intramuros ( Latin, "within the walls") is the oldest district and historic core of the City of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Also called the Walled City, the original city of Manila was the seat of government when the Philippines were a component realm of the Spanish Empire.

Fort Santiago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The fort was named after Saint James the Great ( Santiago in Spanish), the patron saint of Spain, whose relief adorns the façade of the front gate. It is located at the mouth of the Pasig River and served as the premier defense fortress of the Spanish Government during their rule of the country.

National Library of the Philippines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The National Library of the Philippines ( Filipino: Pambansang Aklatan ng Pilipinas or Aklatang Pambansa ng Pilipinas, Spanish: Biblioteca Nacional de Filipinas, formerly the National Library of the Philippine Islands and abbreviated NLP) is the official national library of the Philippines. The complex is located in Ermita on a portion of Rizal Park facing T.M.

San Sebastian Church (Manila) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Completed in 1891, San Sebastian Church is noted for its architectural features. an example of the revival of Gothic architecture in the Philippines, it is the only all-steel church or basilica in asia, and claimed as the only prefabricated steel church in the world.

Binondo Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Binondo Church, also known as Minor Basilica of St. Lorenzo Ruiz and Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish , is located in the District of Binondo, Manila fronting Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz, in the Philippines. This church was founded by Dominican priests in 1596 to serve their Chinese converts to Christianity.

Casa Manila - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The museum is the imposing stone-and-wood structure circa 1850, one of the grand houses in Barrio San Luis (one of the four original villages) of Intramuros is located across historic San Agustin church and bounded by Calle Real, General Luna, Cabildo and Urdaneta streets.

Welcome to the Official Website of the Manila Metropolitan Cathedral - Basilica, Philippines

HIS EMINENCE Gaudencio B. Cardinal Rosales, D.D., Archbishop of Manila, officiated the holy mass for the formal launch of the Friends of Manila Cathedral last August 26, 2009, 5:30 in the afternoon at North Forbes Park Pavilion, Makati City. Cardinal Rosales was joined in concelebration by Rev. Msgr. Nestor C.

Bahay Tsinoy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Bahay Tsinoy (literally Chinese-Filipino House) is a museum located in the Intramuros (Old Walled City) section of Manila. Housed within the Kaisa-Angelo King Heritage Center building, the museum documents the history, lives and contributions of the Chinese in the Philippine life and history.

Rizal Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Rizal Park (also Luneta Park or colloquially Luneta; Filipino: Liwasang Rizal), is a historical urban park located along Roxas Boulevard, City of Manila, Philippines, adjacent to the old walled city of Intramuros. Since the Spanish Colonial Era, the Park has been a favourite leisure spot, and is frequented on Sundays and national holidays.

Malate Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Augustinian Chapter held on September 18, 1581 accepted the house of Maalat as a house of the Order under the name of Lagunoi and the advocation of the Conception of Our Lady (Immaculate Conception).

Villa Escudero | Homepage

A self-contained working coconut plantation, It was founded in the 1880s by Don Placido Escudero and his wife Dona Claudia Marasigan. Originally planted to sugarcane, the crop was converted to coconut by their son Don Arsenio Escudero in the early 1900s.

Rizal Shrine, Intramuros

The Rizal Shrine dedicated to the lifework of José Rizal is located on Santa Clara Street, Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila, 1002 Philippines. This is a fortified complex which houses the building the Philippines' national hero spent his last night and where his family later found concealed in an oil lamp, the famous poem Mi último adiós (My Last Farewell).

Quiapo Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene (canonically known as Saint John the Baptist Parish and colloquially known as Quiapo Church) is a prominent Roman Catholic Latin-rite basilica located in the District of Quiapo in the City of Manila, Philippines.

Paco Park

Paco Park is circular in shape, with an inner circular fort that stood as the original cemetery. Its walls were made hollow to serve as niches, and as the population continued to grow, a second outer wall was built with thick adobe walls. The top of the walls were then made into pathways for promenades.

Cultural Center of the Philippines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Cultural Center of the Philippines ( Filipino: Sentrong Pangkultura ng Pilipinas, or CCP) is a government owned and controlled corporation established to preserve, develop and promote arts and culture in the Philippines. The CCP was established through Executive Order No. 30 s. 1966 by President Ferdinand Marcos.




Binondo is an enclave in Manila primarily populated by ethnic Chinese living in the Philippines. It is the oldest Chinatown in the world, established in 1594. Historically, this was where the Spanish permitted converted sangleys, their indigenous Filipino wives, and their mixed-race descendants, the mestizos de sangley or Chinese mestizos, to reside.