The glorious golden days of the Philippine premier city may have been long gone but its charm remains and immortalized on its nooks and crannies, halls and walls, and on the remnants of what used to be the heydays of the “Pearl of the Orient”.
There’s beauty in this often overlooked city of the country if you just look closely and meticulously. Classic and timeless beauty that is Instagram worthy. Let’s start with these ten spots that will surely reap likes and praises.
Trust me, you will never look at Manila the same way again after this.
Baluarte de San Diego
Paco Park and Cemetery
The National Museum of the Philippines
“When we celebrate Manila, we celebrate not a date or a founding, but a site, a scene, a location, a mother-ground. It has known too many dates and foundations. Races and empires and religions have washed over it; the warlike have used thunder to claim it and the city, smiling, has allowed them their foolish moment. Age after age, its lovers have hailed its rebirth or bewailed its perishing, while outside continued the traffic for strange webs with eastern merchants… And all this has been but as the sound of lyres and flutes.” – Quijano de Manila #Manila #ArawngMaynila #TributetoManila
Manila Central Post Office Bulding
San Agustin Church
Arch of the Centuries
University of Santo Tomas, Sampaloc
Manila Bay Sunset
Roxas Boulevard, Malate
Manila City Hall
Did I miss a thing? What’s your favorite spot in the Manila?