Manila, Philippines Overview
Manila is the capital and second largest city of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities which, along with the municipality of Pateros, make up Metro Manila, the National Capital Region, whose overall population is around 12 million. It is located on the eastern shores of Manila bay, which rests on the western shores of Luzon. The city lies 800 miles (1,300 kilometers) from mainland Asia. The Pasig River bisects the city. Almost all of the city sits on top of centuries of prehistoric alluvial deposits built by the waters of the Pasig and on some land reclaimed from Manila Bay.
The city’s land has been altered substantially by human intervention, with considerable land reclamation along the waterfronts since the American colonial times. Some of the natural variations in topography have been evened out due to the urbanization of the city. The city occupies an area of 38.55 square kilometres (14.88 sq mi).
Detailed Map of Manila, Philippines
Under the Köppen climate classification system, Manila features a tropical savanna climate that borders on a tropical monsoon climate (Köppen climate classification Aw/Am). Together with the rest of the Philippines, Manila lies entirely within the tropics. Its proximity to the equator means that the temperature range is very small, rarely going below 20 °C (68 °F) or above 38 °C (100 °F) .
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Corregidor Island, locally called Isla ng Corregidor, is an island located at the entrance of Manila Bay in southwestern part of Luzon Island in the Philippines. Due to this location, Corregidor was fortified with several coastal artillery and ammunition magazines to defend the entrance of Manila Bay and the City of Manila from attacks by enemy warships in the event of war.
Taal Volcano is a complex volcano located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. It is the second most active volcano in the Philippines with 33 historical eruptions. All of these eruptions are concentrated on Volcano Island, an island near the middle of Taal Lake.
The Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines ( UST, Filipino: Unibersidad ng Santo Tomas, Spanish: Universidad de Santo Tomás, Latin: Universitas Sancti Thomae; colloquially, " Ustê") is a private, Roman Catholic, teaching and research university run by the Order of Preachers in Manila.
Intramuros ( Latin, "within the walls") is the oldest district and historic core of the City of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Also called the Walled City, the original city of Manila was the seat of government when the Philippines were a component realm of the Spanish Empire.
The fort was named after Saint James the Great ( Santiago in Spanish), the patron saint of Spain, whose relief adorns the façade of the front gate. It is located at the mouth of the Pasig River and served as the premier defense fortress of the Spanish Government during their rule of the country.
The National Library of the Philippines ( Filipino: Pambansang Aklatan ng Pilipinas or Aklatang Pambansa ng Pilipinas, Spanish: Biblioteca Nacional de Filipinas, formerly the National Library of the Philippine Islands and abbreviated NLP) is the official national library of the Philippines. The complex is located in Ermita on a portion of Rizal Park facing T.M.
Completed in 1891, San Sebastian Church is noted for its architectural features. an example of the revival of Gothic architecture in the Philippines, it is the only all-steel church or basilica in asia, and claimed as the only prefabricated steel church in the world.
Binondo Church, also known as Minor Basilica of St. Lorenzo Ruiz and Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish , is located in the District of Binondo, Manila fronting Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz, in the Philippines. This church was founded by Dominican priests in 1596 to serve their Chinese converts to Christianity.
The museum is the imposing stone-and-wood structure circa 1850, one of the grand houses in Barrio San Luis (one of the four original villages) of Intramuros is located across historic San Agustin church and bounded by Calle Real, General Luna, Cabildo and Urdaneta streets.
HIS EMINENCE Gaudencio B. Cardinal Rosales, D.D., Archbishop of Manila, officiated the holy mass for the formal launch of the Friends of Manila Cathedral last August 26, 2009, 5:30 in the afternoon at North Forbes Park Pavilion, Makati City. Cardinal Rosales was joined in concelebration by Rev. Msgr. Nestor C.
The Bahay Tsinoy (literally Chinese-Filipino House) is a museum located in the Intramuros (Old Walled City) section of Manila. Housed within the Kaisa-Angelo King Heritage Center building, the museum documents the history, lives and contributions of the Chinese in the Philippine life and history.
Rizal Park (also Luneta Park or colloquially Luneta; Filipino: Liwasang Rizal), is a historical urban park located along Roxas Boulevard, City of Manila, Philippines, adjacent to the old walled city of Intramuros. Since the Spanish Colonial Era, the Park has been a favourite leisure spot, and is frequented on Sundays and national holidays.
The Augustinian Chapter held on September 18, 1581 accepted the house of Maalat as a house of the Order under the name of Lagunoi and the advocation of the Conception of Our Lady (Immaculate Conception).
A self-contained working coconut plantation, It was founded in the 1880s by Don Placido Escudero and his wife Dona Claudia Marasigan. Originally planted to sugarcane, the crop was converted to coconut by their son Don Arsenio Escudero in the early 1900s.
The Rizal Shrine dedicated to the lifework of José Rizal is located on Santa Clara Street, Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila, 1002 Philippines. This is a fortified complex which houses the building the Philippines' national hero spent his last night and where his family later found concealed in an oil lamp, the famous poem Mi último adiós (My Last Farewell).
The Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene (canonically known as Saint John the Baptist Parish and colloquially known as Quiapo Church) is a prominent Roman Catholic Latin-rite basilica located in the District of Quiapo in the City of Manila, Philippines.
Paco Park is circular in shape, with an inner circular fort that stood as the original cemetery. Its walls were made hollow to serve as niches, and as the population continued to grow, a second outer wall was built with thick adobe walls. The top of the walls were then made into pathways for promenades.
The Cultural Center of the Philippines ( Filipino: Sentrong Pangkultura ng Pilipinas, or CCP) is a government owned and controlled corporation established to preserve, develop and promote arts and culture in the Philippines. The CCP was established through Executive Order No. 30 s. 1966 by President Ferdinand Marcos.
Binondo is an enclave in Manila primarily populated by ethnic Chinese living in the Philippines. It is the oldest Chinatown in the world, established in 1594. Historically, this was where the Spanish permitted converted sangleys, their indigenous Filipino wives, and their mixed-race descendants, the mestizos de sangley or Chinese mestizos, to reside.
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Our 48 hours in Manila, Philippines
Read our experience of Manila at http://www.travelwithamate.com/48-hours-in-manila-philippine/ Exploring Rizal Park in Manila, Philippines. Our short time in the Filipino Capital city.
Metro Manila, Philippines
Metropolitan Manila is the national capital region of the Philippines. Metro Manila is composed of 16 independent cities: Manila, Makati, Valenzuela, Las Piñas, San Juan, Quezon City, Parañaque, Caloocan, Malabon, Mandaluyong, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Navotas, Pasay, Pasig, Taguig, and the Municipality of Pateros. © samowel, mikepenaranda, johnheinen
The Glorious City of Manila, Philippines
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Boracay, Philippines plus Whalesharks & Manila: GoPro 2
We're planning to visit The Philippines again late 2014...starting in Palawan 🙂 Please feel free to suggest the places we shouldn't miss. Twelve days of magnificent beaches, friendly people, swimming with whalesharks, great food, cocktails, sunsets, sailing, snorkelling, parasailing and shopping. Best holiday ever 🙂 Like to see more of our travels?
A Drive From Mandaluyong to Alabang, Metro Manila, Philippines - Matt Pond PA
Watch in HD 1080P! A 33 minute drive from Mandaluyong to Alabang, sped up to 8 minutes. Recorded at Tuesday afternoon, hence, light traffic. I missed my turn after the bridge from Mandaluyong. Taken with my Samsung Galaxy S3.
Impressions of the Philippines 2013 (Metro Manila and Tarlac / Mt. Pinatubo)
This is a short video of my last trip to the Philippines, a beautiful country with huge contrasts in a lot of different ways. Sorry for the shaky footage, it is all hand-held. Shot with Canon eos 600D. This Video includes impressions of Manila (Binondo-Quiapo, Baywalk, SM MOA, Malate, Makati city and Mt Pinatubo volcano).
Corregidor Island Manila Philippines
During World War II, Corregidor played an important role during the invasion and liberation of the Philippines from Japanese forces. Heavily bombarded in the latter part of the war, the ruins left on the island serve as a military memorial to American, Filipino and Japanese soldiers who served or lost their lives on the island.
My tour of Intramuros Manila (The Walled City in Manila) Philippines
Alexandria and her 2 younger sisters Kate and Kristine taking me on a tour of Intramuros Manila (The Walled City in Manila)