Architecture Walking Tour in Manila, Part 1, Manila

Manila contains a vast range of interesting landmarks, palaces and many interesting buildings with an important history and unique design. Take the following tour to see the most outstanding landmarks in Manila!
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Architecture Walking Tour in Manila, Part 1 Map

Guide Name: Architecture Walking Tour in Manila, Part 1
Guide Location: Philippines » Manila (See other walking tours in Manila)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Author: nicole
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Jumbo - Floating Restaurant

1) Jumbo - Floating Restaurant

Over 30 million visitors have visited Jumbo Kingdom, including Queen Elizabeth II, John Wayne, Tom Cruise, Chow Yun Fat, and Gong Li. There was also a Jumbo Kingdom Manila in Manila Bay, but it was closed after eight years of operation. The Jumbo Kingdom was established in October 1976 by Dr. Stanley Ho. He spent over HK $30 million to design and build it. The Jumbo Kingdom recently went through a major multi-million dollar renovation, which transformed it into a theme park on the sea offering:...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Coconut Palace

2) Coconut Palace (must see)

The Tahanang Pilipino (Filipino home), otherwise known as the Coconut Palace, is located at the heart of the Cultural Center of the Philippines complex in Manila. The Palace was built in 1978 by Francisco Mariosa for Pope John Paul II’s visit in 1981. Ironically, the Pope did not step into the Palace since he considered it to be flamboyant for the poverty-stricken country. The Palace initially served as the Presidential Guest House of Ferdinand Marcos, the former Philippine dictator, and was...   view more
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Philippine International Convention Center

3) Philippine International Convention Center (must see)

Located in Pasay City, the metropolitan area of Manila, the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) is a place for people and nations to meet and exchange ideas. Built in a record time of 23 months between 1974 and 1976, the PICC has hosted various conventions both, local and international ones, meetings and social events. The PICC officially opened to the world by hosting the IMF-World Bank Meeting in 1976. In addition, the Plenary Hall at the PICC annually hosts the prestigious...   view more
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Cultural Center of the Philippines

4) Cultural Center of the Philippines (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,...   view more
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Ninoy Aquino Stadium

5) Ninoy Aquino Stadium

The Ninoy Aquino Stadium and the Rizal Memorial Coliseum are the two indoor sporting arenas in the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila. Situated near Bagong Lipunan, the Ninoy Aquino Stadium was built in January 1934 and is named after the former Senator Benigno Aquino,Jr., who was also known as Ninoy Aquino. The stadium is famous for hosting the volleyball tournament of the Southeast Asian Games in 1991 and table tennis competitions of the Southeast Asian Games in 2005. The arena with a...   view more
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Rizal Memorial Coliseum

6) Rizal Memorial Coliseum (must see)

The Rizal Memorial Coliseum is one of two indoor sporting arenas located inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila. The other is the Ninoy Aquino Stadium. The capacity of the coliseum is 8,000. The arena and the surrounding sports complex are named after Philippine's national hero José Rizal. It was one of the main venues for several basketball games and other indoor sports during the 1950s, up until the 1970s. The now-defunct Manila Industrial and Commercial Athletic Association...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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St. La Salle Hall

7) St. La Salle Hall

The St La Salle Hall or the LS building located in the district of Malate, Manila, the Philippines is the oldest building on the campus of De La Salle University. This neoclassical styled, four storied H-shaped building faces the Taft Avenue and is currently the campus of De La Salle College (College of Business and Economics). It was built between 1920 and 1924 by Tomas Mapua, who was the winner of the architectural competition for building an iconic structure for 5,000 pesos. Tomas was not...   view more

Walking Tours in Manila, Philippines

Create Your Own Walk in Manila

Create Your Own Walk in Manila

Creating your own self-guided walk in Manila is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Architecture Walking Tour in Manila, Part 2

Architecture Walking Tour in Manila, Part 2

Manila contains a vast range of interesting landmarks, palaces and many interesting buildings with an important history and unique design. Take the following tour to see the most outstanding landmarks in Manila!

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.8 km
Museums in Manila, Self-Guided Tour

Museums in Manila, Self-Guided Tour

Every country has its own history, habits and special things. As Manila is the capital of the Philippines - it is most beneficial to visit these museum first. In order to meet the locals, the Philippine way of life - we made this guide to include museums that best describe the history, traditions and habits of the local people. Beautiful buildings hide secrets of the past - and you are welcome to discover the knowledge and the beauties they contain.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 km
Intramuros Orientation Walk

Intramuros Orientation Walk

Intramuros, a historic walled area within Manila, is the only part of the city where old Spanish-era influences are still plentiful. Complete with the Fort Santiago, the area has been a designated National Historic Landmark since 1951. Other than the Fort, it is also home to a number of grand churches built by different religious orders. To learn more about the historically-rich Intramuros district, follow this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Traditional Markets Tour in Manila

Traditional Markets Tour in Manila

Traditional markets in any country have their own specific kind of life. The Philippines is a wonderful country which offers many unusual things to visitors. Manila markets offer a glance into the true life and habits of the people. Only here can you find authentic products, the real Filipino people and hear the real language. Manila markets sell unique things, things that no shop can provide.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 km
San Antonio Area Nightlife Walking Tour in Manila

San Antonio Area Nightlife Walking Tour in Manila

After Makati, San Antonio is the wildest region in Manila. By wild, we mean a great spot to dance, sing karaoke and drink cocktails. Does that sound enticing? Then come along and visit the best nightclubs and lounges in San Antonio. No dress-code, any age welcome, and supporting a variety of tastes - the only criteria is a good mood and the will to party.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
Places of Worship in Manila, Part II

Places of Worship in Manila, Part II

Manila is a wonderful city. Part of its beauty consists of many glorious buildings. Religious buildings in Manila have a special way of attracting many visitors. Unique architecture, a delicate mixture of styles and exclusive interiors make these edifices shine in the sun and create an extremely attractive venue. We offer you a second chance to see many more stunning places of worship.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.0 km

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