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Sights in Manila City

by on Oct.10, 2010, under Information, Luzon, Sightseeing Spots

Intramuros as Legaspi’s walled city came to be called; Intramuros was the exclusive preserve of the Spanish ruling classes. Within its massive walls were imposing government buildings, stately homes, churches, convents, monasteries, schools, hospitals and cobbled plazas.
San Agustin Church and San Agustin Museum the San Agustin Church was the only building left after the destruction of Intramuros, it was built between 1587 and 1606 and it is the oldest church in the Philippines. This church is active and it very demands for wedding and other ceremonies. The San Agustin Museum this is a treasure house of antique things that can make the visitor tantalizing glimpses.
Fort Santiago it was once seated of the Spanish military power. It is a memorial to all Filipino’s who have died that because for the freedom.
The Rizal Shrine the building that where Rizal was incarcerated and it is contains very much various displays of Rizal memorabilia, including his novel the Noli Me Tangere that means touch me not, and the original copy of Mi Ultimo Adios that means My Last Farewell.
Manila Cathedral was been destroyed in WWII, it is looks the suitably ancient with its Romanesque façade and a graceful cupola. Inside are a gilded altar that has 4500 pipe organ and a rosette window with beautiful stained glass.
Casa Manila this is the other project of Imelda Marcos, it is faithfully restored the Spanish colonial home that is offers a window into the opulent lifestyle in the 19th century, this house is furnished with antiques from the period.
Bahay Tsinoy it is features three dimensional dioramas and a vast collection of photos that shows the role played by the Chinese in the growth of Manila. Tsinoy came from the half Chinese and Filipino.
Rizal Park it is known as the Luneta since it was officially changed in the 1950’s, it is a spread out over 60 hectares of open lawns, it has ornamental gardens, paved walks and a wooden areas that is dotted with monuments to the almost every Filipino hero. Everyday hundreds of Filipino people came here to stroll; jog, picnic, sing and play music, and other also escaped that swarming traffic. This park is dedicated to the Philippines national hero Dr. Jose Rizal who was been executed by the Spanish colonial authorities on December 30, 1896 for the inciting the revolution.
National Museum of the Filipino People this museum is full of vast collection and the skullcap of the Philippines earliest known inhabitant, Tabon Man. It has a large display of devoted from porcelain, plates, coins, jewelry, and to the recovered wreck of the San Diego, a Spanish galleon that sank off the coast of Luzon in 1600.
National Museum of the Philippines this museum is a home of amazing collection of Filipino arts.
Binondo, Santa Cruz, and Quiapo there is the oldest parts of Manila, it was always the center for trading and it has a numerous markets. The entire area is a great place to explore.

Quiapo Church is a home of the Black Nazarene; it was rebuilt in 1933 because the older structure was destroyed by the fire. It is cream colored edifice that design along the baroque lines and this church is one of Manila best known landmarks. In the front of the church lies the Plaza Miranda where the common folk came to watch the beauty contest, political rallies, various events and festival. The Plaza Miranda has been renovated into a Roman style square with pillars, arches, and decorative urns.
Bahay Nakpil Bautista is where Andres Bonifacio lived after his death, he was the father of revolution, and the house is used only for the occasional cultural exhibits.
San Sebastian Church is a gothic structure that is constructed of prefabricated steel.
Golden Mosque it is used to stand and serves the growing Muslim that has settled in the vicinity.

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