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Why waste your time in Manila

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Wasting time in Manila is time well spent, seeing and hearing the vibrant energy of the people around you will exite you enough to realize that staying here is indeed time well spent. But one day would surely be plenty of time to linger and roam around this crowded and noisy part of your trip.

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Foodie

10 Places

1 City Tip

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10 Places

Intramuros

Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods

Paco Park

Parks, Sacred & Religious Sites

San Agustin Museum

History Museums

San Agustin Church

Sacred & Religious Sites

Manila Cathedral

Sacred & Religious Sites

Rizal Park

Parks

Fort Santiago

Historic Sites, Parks

Casa Manila

Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites

Roxas Boulevard

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Malate District

Neighborhoods

ENGELBAYANA's City Tips

  • Always travel at night less traffic or travel early in the morning to avoid traffic, tipping is up to you, ride a cab to go around its dirt cheap.
  • Intramuros
    Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods
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    ENGELBAYANA Says:

    Just spend a day here and your trip would be worthwhile.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Arrive here at 7am and live at 5pm, casual dress and cheap place to spend or not to spend money.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 154 things to do in Manila
    • 3hr driving tour thru manila 11/12/2022
    • Historical place 10/20/2022
    • Intramuros
    Address:
    Bonifacio Dr & Padre Burgos St
    Manila, Luzon 1002
    Philippines
    Phone:
    6325272961
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
  • Paco Park
    Parks, Sacred & Religious Sites
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    ENGELBAYANA Says:

    You want quiet time in the city this is the place to be.

    Good for
    • Must See
    Tips
    • Nothing to worry about this place.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #17 of 154 things to do in Manila
    • An Amazing Piece of History 08/11/2022
    • Simply beautiful 09/06/2020
    • Paco Park
    Address:
    San Marcelino & General Luna Sts
    Manila, Luzon
    Philippines
    Phone:
    3027381
    Other:
  • San Agustin Museum
    History Museums
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    ENGELBAYANA Says:

    This is inside Intramuros, so just visit and see this place.

    Good for
    • Must See
    Tips
    • There is a small entrance fee and be quiet.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 154 things to do in Manila
    • The museum that needs to be renovated 10/04/2022
    • The best religious museum in the Philippines 09/11/2022
    • San Agustin Museum
    Address:
    Calle Real del Palacio
    Intramuros
    Manila, Luzon 1002
    Philippines
    Phone:
    63 2 527 4061
  • San Agustin Church
    Sacred & Religious Sites
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    ENGELBAYANA Says:

    This is inside Intramuros and its a must see.One of the main churches during the spanish time.

    Good for
    • Must See
    Tips
    • Just go around and wander.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 154 things to do in Manila
    • One of the best Spanish churches in the country 09/11/2022
    • History in Manila 09/05/2022
    • San Agustin Church
    Address:
    Gen Luna & Real Sts
    Intramuros
    Manila, Luzon 1002
    Philippines
    Phone:
    63 2 524 7141
    Other:
  • Manila Cathedral
    Sacred & Religious Sites
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    ENGELBAYANA Says:

    Inside Intramuros and the major church during the spanish time.

    Good for
    • Must See
    Tips
    • There is no fee to pay for this visit
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 154 things to do in Manila
    • Seat of the archdiocese of Manila 09/11/2022
    • Similar to San Agustin - this place is well kept 08/08/2022
    • Manila Cathedral
    Address:
    Cabildo cor Beaterio
    Intramuros
    Manila, Luzon 1002
    Philippines
    Phone:
    632 5273093
    Other:
  • Rizal Park
    Parks
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    ENGELBAYANA Says:

    The city park and the only open space in Manila to walk around.

    Good for
    • Must See
    Tips
    • Its free to walk around and enjoy the open space.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 154 things to do in Manila
    • Tuzla park hotel 11/22/2022
    • A Family Go-To Place 08/11/2022
    • Rizal Park
    Address:
    Roxas Blvd
    Manila, Luzon 1000
    Philippines
    Other:
  • Fort Santiago
    Historic Sites, Parks
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    ENGELBAYANA Says:

    This exciting torture chamber of the spaniards and the japanese was used to quiet the opposition during their time.

    Good for
    • Must See
    Tips
    • Small fee and the horse ride will take you back in time.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 154 things to do in Manila
    • Fort Santiago a must go! 11/10/2022
    • Good 10/17/2022
    • Fort Santiago
    Address:
    Intramuros
    Manila, Luzon 1002
    Philippines
    Phone:
    (63-2) 8527 3155
  • Casa Manila
    Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites
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    ENGELBAYANA Says:

    A basic design of the houses for the rich during the spanish time.

    Good for
    • Must See
    Tips
    • Also a good place to eat.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 154 things to do in Manila
    • No live - only opens on weekend 03/27/2022
    • Time travel 01/29/2021
    • Casa Manila
    Address:
    General Luna St.
    Intramuros
    Manila, Luzon
    Philippines
    Phone:
    +63 2 527 4084
    Other:
  • Roxas Boulevard
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    ENGELBAYANA Says:

    The main road going to Intramuros and a great place to view the famous Manila sunset.

    Good for
    • Must See
    Tips
    • Beware of the traffic.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #60 of 154 things to do in Manila
    • Starbucks - Finally opened for Breakfast 06/25/2020
    • Nice Drive and Walk Here! 03/05/2020
    • Roxas Boulevard
    Address:
    Roxas Boulevard
    Manila, Luzon 1000
    Philippines
    Phone:
    +63 2 313 7898
    Other:
  • Malate District
    Neighborhoods
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    ENGELBAYANA Says:

    Its just a place to find the different forms of fun for everyone.

    Good for
    • Must See
    Tips
    • Its crowded but full of restaurants to eat.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #46 of 154 things to do in Manila
    • Felt more alive than in any other part of fillipines in my journey 01/15/2020
    • Extended Stay from Sept 2019 - February 2020 12/01/2019
    • Malate District
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