Top Historical Monuments and Landmarks in Manila

Manila is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Manila one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Manila is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Manila or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Manila. Explore the historical monuments of Manila with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Manila guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Manila page for the complete list of attractions and activities.

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Let's witness the history of Manila with these top historical monuments and landmarks:

  1. Intramuros

    #1 of 10 Historical Places in Manila
    Intramuros

    Tags: Historical Site, Heritage Building

    Address: Bonifacio Dr & Padre Burgos St, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Intramuros or the ‘city within walls’ is the oldest district in Manila and by far the most fascinating one too. It is full of historic buildings and local heritage. There are defensive wal...Read more

  2. Rizal Park

    #2 of 10 Historical Places in Manila
    Rizal Park

    Tags: Outdoors, Park, Monument, Tourist Center

    Address: Roxas Boulevard, Ermita, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Heart moving and incredibly beautiful, Rizal Park is Philippines’ dedication to its national hero Jose Rizal. The Park is great for atmospheric walks and a quality time with family and friends. ...Read more

  3. Fort Santiago

    #3 of 10 Historical Places in Manila
    Fort Santiago

    Tags: Historical Site, Fort

    Address: Intramuros, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Built as a defensive fortress, Fort Santiago is walled Manila’s most important historical monument. Surrounded by manicured gardens and pretty ponds, the Fort is a testament to the Spanish rule ...Read more

  4. San Agustin Church

    #4 of 10 Historical Places in Manila
    San Agustin Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Architecture , Unesco Site

    Address: Gen. Luna Street, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    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 c...Read more

  5. American Cemetery And Memorial

    #5 of 10 Historical Places in Manila
    American Cemetery And Memorial

    Tags: Memorial, War Memorial, Cemetery

    Address: Taguig City, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Spread over 152 acres on a prominent plateau, The Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in the Philippines is visible at a distance from the east, south and west. It contains the largest number of gra...Read more

  6. Manila Cathedral

    #6 of 10 Historical Places in Manila
    Manila Cathedral

    Tags: Religious Site, Architecture , Cathedral

    Address: Cabildo corner Beaterio, Intramuros, Manila, Metro Manila 1002, Philippines

    Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    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 ol...Read more

  7. San Agustin Museum

    #7 of 10 Historical Places in Manila
    San Agustin Museum

    Tags: History Museum, Historical Site, Exhibition

    Address: Gen. Luna Street, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Originally a monastery up until 1604, the San Agustin Museum stands on the remnants of the dreaded war of 1945. The first sight that greets visitors as they enter this beautiful museum is the giant be...Read more

  8. Casa Manila

    #8 of 10 Historical Places in Manila
    Casa Manila

    Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: General Luna St. ,Intramuros, Manila, Luzon, Philippines

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    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 ...Read more

  9. Chinatown Or Binondo

    #9 of 10 Historical Places in Manila
    Chinatown Or Binondo

    Tags: Walking Area, Monument, Restaurant, Entertainment

    Address: Manila, Luzon, Philippines

    Timings: 09:00 am - 11:45 pm Details

    Not for the faint hearted, Manila’s Chinatown is a bit rough on the edges but charming nonetheless. Full of interesting sights and smells, Chinatown is full of souvenir shops and small eateries ...Read more

  10. Chinese Cemetery

    #10 of 10 Historical Places in Manila
    Chinese Cemetery

    Tags: Tour, Cemetery, Architecture

    Address: Santa Cruz, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

    Timings: 07:30 am - 07:00 pm Details

    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 promin...Read more

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