Architecture Walking Tour in Manila, Part 2, 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 2 Map

Guide Name: Architecture Walking Tour in Manila, Part 2
Guide Location: Philippines » Manila (See other walking tours in Manila)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.8 km
Author: nicole
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Manila Central Post Office

1) Manila Central Post Office

The Manila Central Post Office is the head office of the Philippine Postal Corporation. It is located on the bank of the Pasig River in the historic fortified part of the Philippine capital city. The structure was built in 1926 but suffered severe damages during the Second World War. Architect Juan M. Arellano designed it in neoclassical style. This Greco-Roman style building is a classic example of Western architecture that existed between the two world wars. Thankfully, the edifice was...   view more
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Ayuntamiento Ruins

2) Ayuntamiento Ruins

Built on Cabildo Street, the Ayuntamiento was the seat of the city council of Manila during the colonial era. Also known as Casa Consistoriales, the building was finished in 1738. However, the earthquake of 1863 caused it severe damage and repair works on the building were completed only in 1879. In 1901, the building became the headquarters of the 8th U.S. Army Corps and went on to host the first Assembly of the Philippines in 1907.

The Marble Hall or Salón de Mármol, held the first...   view more
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Fort Santiago

3) Fort Santiago (must see)

The location of Fort Santiago was once the site of the palace and kingdom of Rajah Suleiman, a Muslim chieftain of pre-Hispanic Manila. The fort is shielded by 22 foot high walls, with a thickness of 8 feet and an entrance measuring 40 feet high. It's located at the mouth of the Pasig River and it was once the premier defense fortress of the Spanish Government in the Philippines. During WWII, it was captured by the Japanese and it also sustained heavy damage from American and Filipino...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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National Library

4) National Library

If you love researching and getting to know new things, there is no place like a library. Filled with books about history and insights on the culture, the National Library of the Philippines is a must visit in Manila. Located in Ermita in Rizal Park, the National Library is housed in a huge complex and boasts an enormous collection of rare books, documents and manuscripts.

Although, the National Library is an abundant source of history and literature, it is also witness to the history of the...   view more
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City Hall

5) City Hall

The City Hall of Manila is one of the most distinctive landmarks of the city. The City Hall is open to the public from 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. The City Hall got negative reviews in the early days, because of its lack of architectural design, absence of an entrance, and random placement of the clock tower. Today, many people praise the City Hall and its design for the same reasons the complex was once vilified. The building proper has a shape similar to a coffin, or on the other hand,...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Adamson University

6) Adamson University

Starting from a single classroom school, the Adamson School of Industrial Chemistry (ASIC) grew into a fully-fledged university and recently, in 2007, celebrated its Diamond Jubilee after which it was declared the site of historical importance. A humble beginning from founder Dr. George Adamson and tireless efforts put in by his family and administrators have taken the ASIC to the status of a university that offers courses not only in chemistry but also in architecture, arts, law and theology,...   view more
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Malacañang Palace

7) Malacañang Palace (must see)

Malacañang Palace, or as it's officially known, Malacañan Palace, is the residence of the President of the Philippines. The palace is located along the North bank of the Pasig River in Manila. It's called Palasyo ng Malakanyang in Filipino, and Malacañan Palace, when referred to as the official residence of the President of the Philippines. In popular media and everyday parlance, it is simply referred to as Malacañang, and this shorter name is also used when referring to its role...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

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.
Cubao District Walking Tour in Manila

Cubao District Walking Tour in Manila

The Cubao District is a wealthy part of the city, rich in mega-markets and large cultural buildings. This is the district that hosts some of the largest department stores chains. Araneta Center is a place worth seeing - both as an interesting building and as a cultural spot. The buildings are beautiful, and there are a few large parks as well. This tour will give you the opportunity to see life in Manila the way it really is - natural and free.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 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
Places of Worship in Manila, Part I

Places of Worship in Manila, Part I

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. Take this tour to see and admire some of the most stunning places of worship in Manila.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 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
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
Architecture Walking Tour in Manila, Part 1

Architecture Walking Tour in Manila, Part 1

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: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km

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