Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila

Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila (must see)

If you admire performing arts and would love to get a closer look at the cultural aspect of Manila, the Cultural Center of the Philippines is a must visit. A venture of the First Lady, Imelda Marcos, the Cultural Center is one place that brings together artists of all genres and gives them a platform to showcase their talent.

Portraying the modern, present day Philippines, the building is looked up at by the nation. Truly an architectural gem, the structure was designed by local architect, Leandro V. Locsin. The epicenter of performing arts and the theater, the Center also acts as an ethnographic museum, showcasing traditional and cultural paintings that reflect the true essence of the Philippines.

Over the years, the Center has greeted many personalities of national and international repute among whom was US President Ronald Reagan. Built in 1969, the Center has been tirelessly involved in promoting awareness of the local culture and art among the Philippians.

Apart from being the center for local artists, it has over the years attracted many international names such as the Royal Danish, Bolshoi, and Kirov ballets along with many classical and contemporary musicians, opera and theater personalities from America and Europe.

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Sight Name: Cultural Center of the Philippines
Sight Location: Manila, Philippines
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Architecture Walking Tour in Manila, Part 1  

Walking Tours in Manila, Philippines

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