Museums in Manila, Self-Guided Tour, Manila

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.
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Museums in Manila, Self-Guided Tour Map

Guide Name: Museums in Manila, Self-Guided Tour
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: 4.9 km
Author: nicole
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Bahay Tsinoy

1) Bahay Tsinoy (must see)

The influence of the Chinese culture on the life of the Philippines goes back a long way. Bahay Tsinoy or the Chinese Filipino House was conceptualized and established to reiterate the harmony and understanding shared by the two communities in the country. Designed by Eva Penamora and Honrado Fernandez in 1996, the three storied building of Bahay Tsinoy was completed within three years and inaugurated in 1999. Funding for the building came from the Angelo King Foundation and contributions from...   view more
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San Agustin Museum - Intramuros

2) San Agustin Museum - Intramuros (must see)

One of the most fascinating sites in Manila is the Intramuros or the walled city, which is the oldest district of the region. Built by the Spanish in the 16th century, the Intramuros survived right up until the mid 1900s after which it was reduced to ruins during the Second World War.

Although much of the ancient city was destroyed by the war, the San Agustin Museum offers its visitors an opportunity to appreciate the glory and legacy of the region. Adjacent to the San Agustin Church, one of...   view more
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National Museum of the Philippines

3) National Museum of the Philippines (must see)

The National Museum of the Philippines was established as a natural history and ethnography museum in 1901. Its collections are held in two separate buildings. The main building, that was designed by Daniel Burnham and formerly housed the Congress of the Philippines, is now home to the National Art Gallery and division of Natural Sciences. The adjacent building, that once accommodated the Department of Finance, is the Division of Anthropology and Archeology and is commonly known as the Museum of...   view more
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National Museum of the Filipino People

4) National Museum of the Filipino People (must see)

No trip to a city is complete without having visited its most prominent museum. The National Museum of the Filipino People which is a branch of the National Museum of the Philippines is the place to visit if you want to learn more about the Filipino history, culture and art. Located in the Agrifina Circle at the Rizal Park, the museum is a perfect place to attend after a long lazy walk in the park.

The Museum houses many archeological, historical exhibits along with displays of art by...   view more
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Museo Pambata

5) Museo Pambata (must see)

If you are looking for a fun place to spend time in Manila with your whole family (kids included), the Museu Pambata is just the place. This fun filled, interactive Museum guarantees an exciting adventure into the world of science, history and culture.

The Museum is especially entertaining for children since it encourages learning by touching, feeling, seeing and listening. With eight rooms dedicated to different subjects and categories, the Museum offers a different learning experience with...   view more
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Jose P. Laurel Memorial Foundation

6) Jose P. Laurel Memorial Foundation

Established in 1960, the Jose P. Laurel Memorial Foundation is a non-profit organization that works towards preserving the memory of Jose P. Laurel, the disputed President of the Philippines between 1943 and 1945.

Throughout his career, Laurel had a tainted reputation due to his close association with the Japanese. However, he was also chosen from an electoral process to be a part of the Senate in 1951, reinforcing the faith the common man had in Laurel. After his retirement from politics,...   view more
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Metropolitan Museum

7) Metropolitan Museum (must see)

If you are an admirer of contemporary and modern art then a visit to the Metropolitan Museum is a must. Also known as the Met, the Museum is located with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, in Manila. Deemed as the finest Museum portraying modern and contemporary art, the Met has earned its reputation not only in the country but is also a growing name in the world arena.

Established in 1976, the Museum initially exhibited only foreign artists. It has been associated with names like Picasso,...   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.
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
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
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
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
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
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

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