Explore Manila: The Philippines Capital
There are many tourist attractions and historical places to visit in Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Although many the sights are historic, most visitors simply offer a fun day out, suitable for all the family. They tend to just stay there for a few days before going northwards to explore the highlands of Baguio, or heading to the southerly beaches in Mindoro.
Manila has the biggest population next to Quezon composes of several districts and municipalities that include Binondo, Intramuros, Quiapo, San Miguel, San Nicolas, Santa Cruz and Tondo, with both Ermita and Malata which considered home to the main tourist information outlet.
According to 2007 census, the city has about more than 1,660,714 residents. There are 2 airports which is very important to know in your trip. The following is one of the Manila historical places and tourist attractions you need to explore:
- Located inside Fort Santiago houses Rizaliana items in loving memory of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, the current Philippine national hero which he spent his last few days here before the execution on 30th day of December in 1896.
- The portal of the northwestern trip to Instramuros which started in 1571 and completed nearly 150 years later by Filipino forced labor.
- The place where the head of the Government of the Philippines resides since Spanish colonial times which officially stands on the north bank of the Pasig River whose legendary beauty celebrated in song.
University of Sto. Tomas
- The oldest university in the Philippines and in Asia. The school was founded by late Reverend Father Miguel de Benavides on April 11, 1611.
- It was recognized the Cradle of Civilization in Manila, which has a total 16 kilometers long.
- Known to be the finest harbor in the far eastern area where the famous “Battle of Manila Bay” was fought between the Americans and the Spaniards in 1898.
- The Catholic Archdiocese of Manila were seated, and presently the 6th cathedral to rise on the site since 1581.