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A true merging of traditional Catholic architecture, modern influences and Philippine culture, the Manila Cathedral in Manila, Philippines, offers a melting pot of faith and art. The current cathedral was erected in 1958 in the same spot as once stood the original church, decimated during the Philippine Battle of Liberation in 1945. The cathedral was created by world renown architect Fernando Ocampo, and, though it encapsulates many of the original's qualities, the church also displays many modern influences. Once inside, you discover that the heart of it is quite majestic in it's Philippine nature, making the Manila Cathedral a must see.
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The oldest recognized Chinatown, Binondo's Chinese enclave was documented as early as 1594, though it was already a focal point of Chinese trading when Spanish explorers first arrived in 1521. Start at Binondo Church and follow the savory scents of oranges and sweetmeats, lychees and mooncakes. The area bordered by Ongpin, Quentin Paredes and Gandara Streets offers the heart of Chinatown, where you can browse to your heart's content and pick up noodles, yellow Chinese gold, and mysterious remedies for illnesses you may not have known you had. Then stop by the Bahay Tsinoy Museum for a look at the place's rich history.
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Located on the banks of the Pasig River, Intramuros is the old site of Manila and the ancient city district of Manila. The city is surrounded by trenches and medieval walls with 7 gates. There are the governor's residence and 12 churches in the city. You can experience the city by taking an ancient carriage shuttle on the streets. Here you will enjoy the elegance of Spain as it preserves the architectural features of ancient times. There are many attractions to visit, including Manila Cathedral, Casa Manila Museum, St. Augustine Church, Santiago Castle and many more.
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Fort Santiago is located on the Pasig River where it was constructed in 1590 as a defense against pirates. It is part of the Intramuros section of Manila. Fort Santiago was named as the Shrine of Freedom in 1950. If you visit Fort Santiago, you can tour the Rizal Shrine to honor the Philippine hero José Rizal who was imprisoned there in a prison cell in 1896. The shrine includes bronze footprints that mark his final steps from the cell to the place where he was executed. You can also tour the dungeon where Japanese soldiers held prisoners during World War II. Come visit Fort Santiago and honor the history and bravery of the Philippine people.
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UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site
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Founded in 1571, St. Augustine Church is an ancient stone church in the Philippines and is listed as a World Heritage Site as a representative of the Baroque Church. The church is located in the city of the city and is a symbol of the history of the Philippines. The early church was built with bamboo, coconut leaves and mud, and was destroyed by fire. It was rebuilt in 1599 and changed into stone building. The reliefs in the church are meticulously realistic, with precious religious paintings; the stained glass refracts the sun and sets off the nobleness of the church. The choir on the top of the church overlooks the church.
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If you love sea life, the Manila Ocean Park is a must for travelers to the Philippines. Experience the depths of the Pacific in the incredible Living Ocean, an acrylic underwater tunnel that lets you get up close and personal with the region's underwater wildlife. Other exhibits include rain forest life, coral reefs, deep-sea creatures and sharks. Another popular attraction gives visitors a chance to watch sting rays swimming above them in a stunning ceiling tank. For those wanting a hands-on experience, snorkel or dive in the Open Water Marine Habitat. There is a lot to visit on land as well, including a marine-themed mall, a giant musical fountain, sea lion performance and more.

Paranaque Vacation Packages & Tickets

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Private Old and New Manila City Tour
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Manila Old and New: Sightseeing Tour Including Intramuros and Fort Santiago
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Paranaque Weather

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Today
Oct 29, 2020
25 °
Mostly Cloudy
25-31
Tomorrow
Oct 30, 2020
25°
Partly Sunny to T-Storms
25-32
Saturday
Oct 31, 2020
24°
Partly Sunny
24-32
Sunday
Nov 1, 2020
25°
T-Storms
25-29
Weather Forecast and Travel Tips for Paranaque
Oct 29, 2020 Paranaque Weather:Mostly Cloudy, Northeasterly Wind:0-10 kph, Humidity:88%, Sunrise/Sunset:05:50/17:29
Paranaque Driving:Suitable, Running:Not Recommended, Cycling:Not Recommended

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