The capital of the Philippines, Manila is a city where both the old and the new coexist, offering a truly riveting adventure for intrepid travellers. Here are some of the key attractions you can visit.
The oldest part of Manila, Intramuros dates back to the 16th century and offers insights into the city’s Spanish colonial era. If you are staying at hotel apartments in Manila, you can easily plan a visit to this walled area home to charming courtyards, age-old churches and fascinating buildings with colonial architecture.
The Mind Museum
This museum offers amazing interactive experiences that bring to life the world we live in. Located within a five minute walk from Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila, The Mind Museum has various galleries, a garden to explore, planetarium shows and more. The kids are bound to love the T-Rex exhibit too!
San Agustin Church
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the San Agustin Church is the country’s oldest stone-built church and features distinctive Baroque style architecture. Inside you will come across intricate designs including a vaulted ceiling with trompe l’oeil paintings, while there is an onsite museum as well.
Offering plenty of retail therapy, the Greenbelt Mall is a massive shopping complex in Makati comprised of five buildings. Apart from designer brands like Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Louie Vuitton, Gucci, Calvin Klein and Jimmy Choo, this shopping haven has a vast array of other products too, not to mention plenty of restaurants and bars.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+