Get to know Manila, a museum city for Asia
Manila, the tropical capital of the Philippines, which is a natural harbor of great historical and commercial importance, is full of hidden treasures that invite you to discover them and to travel to another era through the rich and multidimensional Asian culture.
Start with an exploration of the impressive city center, wander among the various buildings and admire the special architecture and aesthetics of the place. Enjoy a stroll along the Pasig River and explore the trendy Rockwell neighborhood with its cosmopolitan air and wide range of shops.
Head to Legazpi Village and if you are lucky enough you will bump into the big open-air market of the city, the place where the street vendors invite you to explore the local aromas and they will fill you with small priceless treasures.
After shopping, head to the famous Fort Santiago which will offer you fabulous images taken from a fairy tale thanks to its lush gardens, majestic fountains and arched gates and do not miss a visit to the catholic monastery of San Agustin which will impress you with its riveting baroque architecture as well as the Casa Manila mansion.
Take a unique cultural and artistic trip to a city famous for its wide variety of museums and discover one by one these fascinating worlds. Visit the traditional shoe museum, the largest Museum of 3D Art in Asia, the popular Ayala Historical Museum, the great Silverlens Gallery and the National Museum and get to know every aspect of this culture through these fascinating exhibits.
Food and local cuisine
A city with such a fascinating culture could not disappoint you in the field of gastronomy. Special and original flavors are waiting for you to discover them and enjoy a special gastronomic journey of a lifetime. Explore Filipino street food and try the crispy walkman pig ears, the fried adidas chicken legs and the betamax skewer. Choose juicy handmade dumplings and leave room for hot taho pudding. Of course you can not miss one of the local cocktails like the exotic weng weng that you will love.
The best season to visit Manila
In Manila you can travel all months of the year, however the summer months can be quite hot.
How to use transportation in Manila
Transfer from/to Manila
In Manila you can travel by air as it has its own airport. For your transfer to the center you can use local buses, taxis which are quite economical or rent your own car.
Manila does not have an organized network of means of transport, however you can travel by local buses or taxis which are an economical and popular solution. For your convenience you can rent your own car.