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Manila, Manila

Today is Araw ng Maynila (Manila Day), so hail Manileños! To join the celebration I'm sharing with you a list of places (some of which I have yet to see) and things to see or do in Manila. I wrote this down last night with the help of my boss who spent half of his life in our country's oldest sovereign city. The rest I got from here.

01. Manila Bay the finest harbor in the Far East
02. National Museum
03. Planetarium
04. Manila City Hall
05. Jose Rizal monument in Rizal Park
06. Malacanang Palace
07. Rizal Shrine in Fort Santiago
08. Juan Luna monument, Plaza San Luis and Casa Manila in Intramuros
09. U.S. Embassy
10. Supreme Court
11. Court of Appeals
12. Paco Park
13. Manila Post Office
14. Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas
15. a ride in the LRT Light Rail Transit
16. Cultural Center of the Philippines
17. Coconut Palace
18. University of the Philippines
19. Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila the first university in the Philippines to have an official name in Filipino
20. University of Sto. Tomas the oldest university
21. St. Scholastica's College my alma matter
22. Army Navy Club
23. Department of Tourism
24. National Bureau of Investigation office
25. Quirino Grand Stand
26. Escolta
27. Plaza Sta. Cruz
28. shopping in Divisoria
29. Manila Zoo
30. Binondo where Chinatown is located
31. University Belt
32. the Ukay-ukays in Bambang
33. Quiapo
34. Rizal Memorial Coliseum
35. Plaza Miranda the touchstone for public endorsement of policy and action
36. Espana
37. Blumentritt Market
38. Pandacan famous for the oil stations
39. the oldest Coca-cola plant in U.n. Avenue
40. the very first Shoe Mart in Carriedo
41. Harrison Plaza
42. Robinson's Place Manila
43. SM Manila
44. University Mall beside De La Salle University, Taft
45. Dangwa Market a.k.a Flower Market
46. Arrangue Market
47. San Andres Bukid and Quinta Market
48. Manila Metropolitan Cathedral (Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Concepcion)
49. San Agustin Church (Shrine of Our Lady of Correa Immaculate Concepcion) and Museum
50. Quiapo Church (Basilica Menor de Nazareno)
51. Binondo Church
52. Nuestra Senora de Guia Parish in Ermita
53. Sta. Cruz Parish
54. (San Sebastian Basilica) Our Lady of Mount Carmel
55. Mendiola
56. Remedios Circle
57. the Ermita district originally known as "Lagyo" and the night spots in Malate area
58. North and South Cemeteries
59. the Pier in Tondo see also Miguel Lopez de Legaspi statue
60. Casino Filipino - Pavilion
61. Casino Filipino - Silahis
62. Ronquillo Slot Machine Arcade
63. Manila Hotel
64. Holiday Inn Pavilion
65. Hyatt Hotel Manila and Casino
66. Manila Diamond Hotel
67. Pan Pacific Hotel
68. Jones Bridge
69. Sta. Cruz Bridge
70. Quezon Bridge
71. Nagtahan Bridge
72. Ayala Bridge
73. the original Ping-ping's and Mila's Lechon outlets
74. Western Police District office
75. a stretch of old movie houses along Sta. Cruz, Taft
76. ancestral homes in San Miguel district
77. Century Park Hotel
78. San Andres Sports Complex
79. Tondo Sports Complex
80. Muelle del Rio Linear Park
82. Plaza Lacson
83. Folk Arts Theatre
84. Philippine International Convention Center
85. the "Cradle of Civilization" - Pasig River
86. Mabini Shrine
87. Bonifacio Shrine beside the City Hall
88. founding site of Liga Filipina and Domingo Franco's bust and marker in Tondo
89. Indian Sikh Temple in Ermita
90. Islamic Center Mosque in Quiapo
91. Manila Grand Mosque in Quiapo
92. New Zamboanga Flea Market Mosque in Quiapo
93. United Methodist Church in U.N. Avenue
94. Manila Bethel Temple, Taft Avenue
95. Manila Chinese Baptist Church Sta. Cruz
97. Malate Church (Our Lady of Remedies) see also Plaza Rajah Sulayman nearby
98. Ermita Church (Our Lady of Guidance)
99. Gen. Vicente Lim monument in Diwa ng Kagitingan Park, Roxas Boulevard
100. Filipino - American War marker at Sociego cor. Silencio St., Old Sta. Mesa

If I missed anything, please update my list in the comments box.

Happy Manila Day! Will there be a parade? Long weekend? There is a lot to see in Manila. :D

There's a big celebration coming up, and yes parade included :)

Happy Manila Day! In Norway it is St. Han's Day (Mid summer), so here we are celebrating the longest day in the year. Strange world, but then again we celebrating too and wish you the very best day too:-)

Wishing you the best day too RennyBA. Let's celebrate then!

makiki-celebrate nga rin dito!
PINOY pa rin ako!!! Prost ~ Cheers

schönes wochenende (happy weekend)!

Mabuhay ang Pinoy! Happy weekend too Neng :)

Happy Manila Day din! pero hindi holiday jan dba? bwahah!! ano bako, puro holiday ang nasa utak ko.. gusto ko kc pasko na! salamat sa pagbisita sa mumunti at madilim kong condo!! Cheers!

No other place like Manila!

Happy Maynila sa'yo Jane.


Hi TK, wala nga akong bakasyon :(

NApakanta tuloy tayo JEf, he he!

Mabuhay tayo Carlotz!

Happy Manila Day to you Jai!!!! Mwuahhh

Hello dear Chas, mwahhh!

Happy Manila Day!

ganda na ng Manila Bay ngayon noh?
safe na at ang daming resto and live bands.

happy weekend,Jane :)

What a coincidence! (No, it is not Manila Day in Canada ;-)

We are celebrating Saint Jean Baptiste Day in Quebec (or as they prefer to call it Fete Nationale).

Got ot take the kids out and make sure they ahave fun.

That's a terrific list Jane! Nah-homesick nanaman ako. Mahal kc ng pamasahe e. :(

i was at the office all day. di ko naramdaman ang celebration. :( but i liked yoour list much. Plug ko rin sana COMELEC sa Intramuros, pero tapos na Manila day e. :D


Ang ganda ng Pilipinas Ghee!

Hi Richard, let's celebrate then :)

kung nagaaral pa ko for sure ala kong pasok! hahahaha

Oo nga Toe eh, di din ako makapag travel kasi ang mahal :)

I'll check out your site Postigo Luna!

Oo nga Yurs, he he. Sana student din ako :)

i'd love to visit the churches.

You should Ymir, they're full of heritage :)

hi Jairam!

I am a certified Manileño! I read the list and has been to ALL of them. I was born and lived in manila until I was in my early 20s.

Your list made me nostalgic about this city.

btw, you're a fellow kulasa pala.
Is St. Scho now St. Scho Academy? wasn't it a college? I am referring to the one in Leon Guinto.

Hi Duke, wow Kulasa ka din pala. Oops sorry about the academy thing. I came from St. Scho Academy in Pampanga, so nakiki- Alma Matter lang ako. But I remained a kulasa at heart until college days :)

Hi Jane, happy Manila day!
National day rin dito sa Luxembourg :)

salamat sa dalaw mo dun sa site ko :)

Happy weekend

Hi Ethel, sabay sabay ang mga celebration ah :)

WOW...I guess there is a lot to do in the Phillipines. I've always wanted to go and visit since I'm like 1/4 Phillipino (is that even how you spell it?) but so far, that's like a whole other lifetime away...

And I think you should totally turn all the places into links, so people from far away and can click and learn!

Is that so D.T.? It's spelled this way - Filipino :)
YOu can click on the link, the keyword is here of the first paragraph.

Belated happy manila Day!

Magaling ang Buhayin Ang Maynila project!
Nagtrabaho ako sa manila(south harbor) ng ilan taon din yun.

pero di natin maiwasan na maraming magiba na landmark para gawan ng gusali.

whew what a list!!!

from your list, i havent heard no. 100 (Filipino - American War marker at Sociego cor. Silencio St., Old Sta. Mesa).

planetarium... naremember ko tuloy dati when i was in grade 5, excited ako mag-grade6 coz diyan ang field trip. but when i reached grade6, we didn't go there. sad...

jairam, i'm not sure ha. pero diba dati may parang manila film festival to celebrate manila's day din?

I have lived in Manila for quite a while pero ang dami ko pa rin palang hindi narating.

When I was still in Cavite, June 24 is Araw ni San Juan. We had to watch out dahil bubuhusan ka ng tubig nga mga tao. I wonder if they still do this.

maganda nga sa manila... ang layo lang sa amin :(

wow astig sa trivia ah. hmmm bibilangin ko nga kung ilan na napuntahan ko jan. hehe

hi jane...

thanks for dropping by my blog. yes, i am in singapore

have a great sunday

wheeew.. alte na pala ako sa parada hehehe... magsisimba na alng ako sa san sebastian hehehe

di ko pa ata napuntahan ang iba ah...

i just realize, i haven't been to all of the places that you've mentioned. oh well, understandable. i've been here for almost 7 years only =D.

maybe, you can add the plaza rajah sulayman itself. there was a program there last night and concluded with a beautiful fireworks.

nalate ako sa pagbati ng "happy Manila's Day" kasi fiesta na nag San juan hehe.

Dagdag mo na rin yung quinta market

Oo nga Karl eh, kaya lang sa pag gawa nila ng bagong gusali tila naapektuhan ang mga langmarks na puno ng kasaysayan :(

Actually ako din Mmy Lei, ngayon ko lang nalaman na meron palang ganyan :)

Korek ka dyan Tin, laging may Manila Film Festival to coincide with the Manila Day Celebration :)

Naku Niceheart, they still do that until now. At ang daming napapa away because of that :(

Ikaw Mama Jenn, malayo din sa amin, he he :)

Hi Egoddess, ako nga dipa nangangahalati dyan eh :)

Thanks for dropping by Mahd :)

Hi Kneeko, ako hindi din naka attend ng parada, fireworks lang napanood ko :)

Ok, I'll do just that Princess :)

Thanks for sharing Kadyo :)

Many thanks for taking the time to compile this list. Bravo!


Thanks Senor ;)

Maligayang Araw ng Maynila!

Sayang wala ako para makigulo dyan.

I love the song...Manila, Manila... hinahanap hanap kita Manila...

Long Live Manila, Philippines !!!

What a list! hanep... siguro

just one thing, what's to see in Manila bulletin?

Oo nga Obi, ang saya saya pa naman :)

Hi Jase, I love that song too :)

Well, Kuya Rey I had to mention it lang kasi nasa Manila siya and they have a big office in the heart of the city :)

Miss Jai did you party out on that day ?

Sort of Charles, sort of, he he!

It's been ages since I was in Manila. I didn't got to see much when I was there, though. College, starvation, and utter lack of money para kahit nalang pamasahe. It's hard being a promdi in the city. ^___^

Hi Aldo, lucky me I came to Manila for work. I can just imagine what you went through here when you were just a student :(

I studied in UST and I miss Manila a lot! Sayang nga I don't get to pass by it for some time.

Ganda ng Manila talaga, nakakamiss your highness :)

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