Manila is the capital of the Philippines and the nation's center of education, business, and transportation. Metro Manila is the most populous metropolitan region composing the city of Manila and surrounding cities like Makati, Mandaluyong, Muntinlupa, ParaÃ±aque, Pasay, Pasig,Quezon City and Taguig.
Rizal Park or Luneta Park is the most
famous landmark in Manila. The countryâ€™s national hero and genius, Jose Rizalâ€™s
monument stands in the facade of the park across the Roxas Boulevard and the
Manila Bay. Many tourists and locals go there every day to have some photos
taken in the famous statue and park. No entrance fee in the park so chillax.
Fort Santiago and
places to visit in Manila is Fort
Santiago, also part of the famous Intramuros. If you love visiting
historical places and seeing vintage stuffs, youâ€™ll surely enjoy this place.
Fort Santiago was where Jose Rizal spent his last days before his execution. He
also had written some of his writings here. Seeing Fort Santiago mirrors the
life and culture of the country during the Spanish times and the sixteenth
century. Youâ€™ll see here some Rizalâ€™s anecdotes, novels, attire, the room where
he was a prisoner, the room where he used to write, his table, his pens, lamps,
and a part of Rizalâ€™s spinal bone preserved in the museum there There are
also Kalesa or carriage around the area in case you want to
tour around riding.
The National Museum:
The National Museum is also
an extraordinary place to visit in Manila. Juan Lunaâ€™s famous and stunning
masterpiece, The Spoliarium will greet you at the entrance. The
painting is superb, huge and enigmatic. Of course, thatâ€™s only a warm up.
Walking through the museum, youâ€™ll see more of Philippinesâ€™ archives and
Ocean Park and the US embassy, is the Manila Bay, usually called as Baywalk, Perfect venue to chill and watch the
ships, yachts and the sunset.