Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Manila is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Manila a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Manila.
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General Luna St. ,Intramuros, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
Casa Manila is reproduction of a Spanish colonial house that takes visitors out of the present age and transports them to a time where the Spanish ruled and Manila was highly influenced aesthetically and culturally. Imelda Marcos had this house built lavishly, with interesting items from that period and authentic architecture. The stunning furnitur...
The Cultural Center of Philippines is the premiere showcase of arts in Philippines. Founded in 1969, it has been producing and presenting music, dance, theatre, visual arts, literary, cinematic and design events form the Philippines and all over the world . The architectural design which is the creative genius of Leandro Locsin, is simple yet stunn...
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Gen. Luna Street, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
08:00 am - 06:00 pm
Located in Intramunos and designated by UNESCO as a world heritage site, the San Agustin church is a stunning piece of art that has survived all the ordeals that this historic district has seen over centuries. The church was constructed in the sixteenth century by the Spanish. The architecture of the church is modelled over the magnificent Augustin...
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Cabildo corner Beaterio, Intramuros, Manila, Metro Manila 1002, Philippines
07:00 am - 07:00 pm
The Manila cathedral is one of the prettiest sights in Intramunos. Officially established as the ‘Church of Manila’ in 1571, the church was raised to cathedral in 1579. It is by far the oldest church in Manila. The stained glass windows and grand architectural design is reminiscent of the Spanish rule in Philippines that paved the way for Catholicism in the country.
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Quezon Boulevard, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
08:00 am - 06:00 pm
The Minor Basilica of the The Black Nazarene is informally known as the Quiapo church. A popular pilgrimage for the devotees of the Black Nazarene which is said to be a miraculous black statue of Jesus Christ, the church holds prominence amongst the catholic churches of Philippines. A distinctive facade instantly catches visitor’s eyes with t...
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Espana Blvd, Manila, 1008 Metro Manila, Philippines
08:30 am - 04:30 pm
The University of Santo Tomas is the oldest university in the Philippines and in Asia. The Main Building is an architectural feast. There is a museum inside the Main Building. The museum has noteworthy collections of natural history, coins, oriental and ethnographic art. The hall of Philippine religious images is also an interesting exhibit of folk...
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Santa Clara Street, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
08:00 am - 04:00 pm
The Rizal Shrine is the shrine of Philippines’ most celebrated hero, Dr.Jose Rizal. A nationalist and perhaps Philippines’ most influential hero, Rizal stood up to the Spanish rule for the sake of justice and fairness. Everywhere in Philippines, you will find streets and squares named after this national hero and the Rizal shrine at For...
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Malate, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
06:00 am - 07:00 pm
Philippines is perhaps the only country in Asia that can boast of some of the most beautiful and varied churches in the subcontinent. It’s various colonial and cultural influences have given the country extraordinary churches that are unique and grandiose in their own right. The baroque style Malate church is one such church that inspires awe...
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Plaza L.Ruiz, Binondo 1006,Manila, Philippines
07:00 am - 06:00 pm
Prayers at Binondo church come true; ask any Chinese. Or any other worshipper who frequents this magical church that is also known as the Minor Basilica of St.Lorenzo Ruiz. The Binondo church was made by the Dominicans. Made out of granite stone and featuring gorgeous paintings on the ceiling, the church is a sight to behold. The bell tower is the ...
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Pasaje del Carmen Street, Quiapo, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
08:00 am - 07:00 pm
Completed in 1891, San Sebastian Church is noted for its architectural features. A brilliant example of Gothic architecture, this all steel church is magnificent and rare. The church has been designated as national heritage by the Philippines government in 1973. Built in Belgium and assembled in Manila around 1890, the church has come to be a ...
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Santa Cruz, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
07:30 am - 07:00 pm
The Chinese cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in Manila and is the resting place for the Chinese who were denied burial in catholic cemeteries during the Spanish rule. It has a number of prominent landmarks like the oldest Chinese temple in Manila, the Chong Hock Tong Temple. The Martyrs hall and the memorials are beautifully maintained. The...