Attractions in Manila

Take a peek of the rich history of Manila and the Philippines without reading a bunch of books rather through the local attractions you can see. By simply traveling to Manila, you can get a glimpse of its past as well as present time. All these attractions reflect the wealthy history and culture of the Filipinos.

The name Manila was based on the plant called "nila" which is a flowering mangrove that vastly grows on the shores of Manila Bay. The earliest History of Manila was recorded back to the year of 900 AD. It was first called Ancient Tondo during the 1st millennium to 1589. However, it was then renamed Kingdom of Manila from 1500 - 1571 and Metropolitan Manila from 1975 - present.

Guests will surely be amazed with those still-existing old buildings, dated monasteries, old streets, medieval monuments and other ancient artifacts which contain valuable story about Manila. All of these are greatly preserved to be able to share the story of the city to the next generation. However, Manila is never behind when it comes to modern advancements. It possesses highly modernized facilities, buildings, parks, recreational areas, etc. From a very simple town to a very progressive city, Manila indeed has undergone significant changes. Some of the attractions you can find include parks, malls, galleries, museums and state of the art buildings. The best part is that most of these attractions are just walking distance. Thus, you wouldn't have to take a cab to get to the next attraction.

Check out our huge list of attractions in Manila. Surely, you can collect tons of good memories during your visit in the city.

 

Krav Maga Philippines

“Learn how to protect yourself in times of great danger by taking self-defense class..”

Location: Asuncion Badminton Center 20 E. Maclang cor. P. Guevarra, Lungsód ng San Juan 1500
Krav Maga Philippines map. How to get to Krav Maga Philippines in Manila
 

Gourmet Pao

“Got enough space in your tummy? You gotta try this out… “

Location: 2/F Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City; and MVY Bldg. (in front of Honda), Sta. Rosa
Gourmet Pao map. How to get to Gourmet Pao in Manila
 

Laughter Yoga Lingap Karunungan Center

“Are you looking for means to relieve stress without exerting much effort? This is the place to check out..”

Location: Martinez St., Bgy. Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City
Laughter Yoga Lingap Karunungan Center map. How to get to Laughter Yoga Lingap Karunungan Center in Manila
 

Artland

“Do you want to further develop you art skills? There is a place that can help you hone you talent…”

Location: 66 G. Puyat St., B.F. Homes, Phase 1, Paranaque City
Artland map. How to get to Artland in Manila
 

Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation

“Are you interested in photography? Check this place out..”

Location: Room 302A EMII Bldg., A. Soriano cor. Cabildo Streets, Intramuros, Manila
Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation map. How to get to Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation in Manila
 

LazerXtreme

“Be mesmerized and enjoy laser tricks… “

Location: 2/F Alabang Town Center, Zapote Road, Muntinlupa City
LazerXtreme map. How to get to LazerXtreme in Manila
 

Heny Sison Culinary School

“Food enthusiasts will surely love this place..”

Location: 33 Bonnie Serrano Avenue Cor.Sunrise Drive, Crame, Quezon City
Heny Sison Culinary School map. How to get to Heny Sison Culinary School in Manila
 

Salsa Fanatics Entertainment

“If you want a lively nightlife, you must visit this place… “

Location: La Dolce Vita, 41 Polaris St., Bel-Air, Makati City
Salsa Fanatics Entertainment map. How to get to Salsa Fanatics Entertainment in Manila
 

Zoom Treetop Adventure

“Looking for adventure?…..This is the place to be.”

Location: #70 Calle Industria St.Brgy. Bagumbayan, Quezon City
Zoom Treetop Adventure map. How to get to Zoom Treetop Adventure in Manila
 

Ninoy Aquino Monument

“Learn why Filipino people admire Ninoy Aquino…”

Location: NAIA - Andrews Avenue, Pasay City, Metro Manila 1300
Ninoy Aquino Monument map. How to get to Ninoy Aquino Monument in Manila
 

San Agustin Church

“Explore the historic San Agustin Church and learn how it stood the test of time….”

Location: General Luna Street,Intramuros, Manila
San Agustin Church map. How to get to San Agustin Church in Manila
 

Minor Basilica of San Lorenzo Ruiz

“Discover the beauty and history of Minor Basilica of San Lorenzo Ruiz..”

Location: Plaza L.Ruiz,Binondo 1006, Manila
Minor Basilica of San Lorenzo Ruiz map. How to get to Minor Basilica of San Lorenzo Ruiz in Manila
 

Manila Metropolitan Cathedral

“Explore the beauty and history of Manila Cathedral…”

Location: Cabildo cor. Beaterio, Intramuros Manila, Philippines 1002
Manila Metropolitan Cathedral map. How to get to Manila Metropolitan Cathedral in Manila
 

Video 48

“What makes Video 48 a popular rental shop?..”

Location: 48 West Avenue, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Video 48 map. How to get to Video 48 in Manila
 

Statue of King Philip II

“Who is King Philip II? Find out here…”

Location: Plaza Espana - Bonifacio Dr & Padre Burgos St, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
Statue of King Philip II map. How to get to Statue of King Philip II in Manila
 

Gabriela Silang Monument

“Learn more about Gabriela Silang….”

Location: Makati Avenue corner Ayala Avenue, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Gabriela Silang Monument map. How to get to Gabriela Silang Monument in Manila
 

The Collective

“Got an eye for art? This place presents tons of jaw dropping art pieces that you will surely appreciate..”

Location: 7274 Malugay Street, San Antonio Village, Makati City
The Collective map. How to get to The Collective in Manila
 

Ultimate Frisbee

“Gotta catch ‘em… you will surely say this if you take part in a frisbee game..”

Location: Manila, Philippines
Ultimate Frisbee map. How to get to Ultimate Frisbee in Manila
 

Bonifacio Monument 

“What is the significance of Bonifacio Monument?…..”

Location: Rizal Avenue corner EDSA Highway, Caloocan City, Metro Manila
Bonifacio Monument  map. How to get to Bonifacio Monument  in Manila
 

Our Lady of Remedios Parish Church

“What makes the Malate Church a precious possession? …. “

Location: 2000 MH del Pilar, Malate, Manila
Our Lady of Remedios Parish Church map. How to get to Our Lady of Remedios Parish Church in Manila
 

The Redemptorist Church

“Discover the rich history of the Redemptorist Church or also known as the Our Mother of Perpetual Help..”

Location: Baclaran, Parañaque City, Metro Manila
The Redemptorist Church map. How to get to The Redemptorist Church in Manila
 

Santa Cruz Church

“Learn the story behind the Sta.Cruz Church… “

Location: Plaza Santa Cruz, Manila, Luzon 2004
Santa Cruz Church map. How to get to Santa Cruz Church in Manila
 

Iglesia ni Cristo

“Learn more about the Iglesia ni Cristo denomination….”

Location: No. 1 Central Avenue, New Era, Quezon City, Philippines
Iglesia ni Cristo map. How to get to Iglesia ni Cristo in Manila
 

Iglesia Filipina Independiente

“Learn more about the second largest religious group in the Philippines… the Iglesia Filipina Independiente”

Location: 1500 Taft Avenue, Ermita, Manila 
Iglesia Filipina Independiente map. How to get to Iglesia Filipina Independiente in Manila

A number of tour operators and travel agencies offer trips to some of the best and most interesting sights in the Philippines. Most of these agencies likewise offer guided city tours around Manila. If privacy is your main concern, you may choose to hire private guides who can give you a personal Manila tour. Tour packages usually include orientation, shopping, visiting galleries and museums and checking out local attractions.