" Manila City Delivers Embracing Amenities And Heritage "

"Offers Everything You Need In A Mega-City"

Manila City
meets your wants in Metro Manila. It certainly provides what you want for a place to see around, settle for a home, and/or invest in. It serves.

As the city capital of the Philippines, it allures.


Useful Information


Map of Manila City and Its Districts
 Manila City Manila City map with districts


March-May is summer. June-November is rainy. Temperature average = 26.4°C. 

Brief History

Manila’s ancient name was Selurong… today’s  Intramuros district. It was established by Sultan Bolkiah of Brunei in 1500.  Bolkiah attacked the Kingdom of Tondo to end the latter’s trade monopoly with China.

Then Selurong out flourished the two other kingdoms in the Manila Bay area… Namayan and Tondo. It eventually absorbed both as districts. Its name became ‘Manila’ owing to local traditions.

In 1571-1945, Spaniards, British, Americans and Japanese ruled Manila one after the other.

In 1945, America granted Philippine independence… Manila got free.

Manila’s seat of governance…     

Manila City Hall
Manila City Hall Image by: panoramio.com


Every January 9, ten million people grace this event…

A Scene of the Feast of Black Nazarene 2012
Black NazareneImage by: anyten.blogspot.com

Every February, Manila celebrates this…

Chinese New Year Festival Scene in Binondo
Chinese New Year FestivalImage by: blogs.sacbee.com

Each year, Manila holds this… 

Metro Manila Film Festival – Scene of Parade of Stars, 2012
Metro Manila Film Festival


Manila City is 15 minutes away from the Manila Airport. Moving around is by bus, jeepney, taxi, van, tricycle, e-trike or light rail.

Sightseeing in Manila

Parks and Green Areas

Rizal Park - Manila’s Most Visited
Rizal Park

Decorative Pool Inside Rizal Park
Decorative PoolImage by: manila-photos.blogspot.com

Chinese Garden Inside Rizal Park
Chinese GardenImage by: philippinepicture.com

Liwasang Bonifacio Fountain – Central Post Office Behind
Liwasang BonifacioImage by: beta.philippine-trivia.com

Paco Park
Paco ParkImage by: maniladestination.com

Manila Ocean Park - 25-Meter Underwater Tunnel
Manila Ocean Park

500-Animal Population Manila Zoo
Manila zoo

Rajah Sulayman Park
Rajah Sulayman Park


Manila Baywalk – A Morning View
Manila Baywalk Image by: tattooedmemoirs.blogspot.com

Manila Baywalk and Manila Bay at Sunset
Manila Bay sunset


Pasig River - 25 Kms from Laguna de Bay to Manila Bay
Pasig River

Roxas Boulevard
Roxas BoulevardImage by: drhostel.com

Roxas Boulevard at Night
Roxas Boulevard2

Island Outdoors

WWII Gun - Corregidor Island
WW2 gun

City Chinatown

Binondo - World’s Oldest Chinatown


Intramuros - De Facto Old Town Of Manila
IntramurosImage by: trekearth.com

Fort Santiago - Fortress Inside Intramuros
Fort SantiagoImage by: panoramio.com

Cannons at Fort Santiago
Fort cannonsImage by: geolocation.ws

Ruins of Baluarte San Diego In Intramuros
Baluarte San DiegoImage by: flickr.com

Performance Venue

Cultural Center of the Philippines
ccpImage by: cebuislandlive.com

Manila Metropolitan Theater
Manila Metropolitan TheaterImage by: flickr.com

House of Worship

Manila has 30 Catholic churches worth visiting.


Manila Metropolitan Cathedral
Manila Metropolitan Cathedral

Quiapo Church - Philippines’ Most Popular Church
Quiapo ChurchImage by: flickr.com

San Agustin Church - A World Heritage; RP’s Oldest Church
San Agustin Church

San Sebastian Church – World’s First All-Iron Church
San Sebastian Church

Manila has a mosque too.

Masjid al-Dahab - Golden Mosque In Manila
Golden Mosque


Examples out of 12…

Casa Manila
Casa Manila museum

National Museum
National Museum


With 17 universities and 16 colleges, Manila is the country's education capital.


University of Santo Tomas – Asia’s Oldest University
USTImage by: jangkebin.wordpress.com

Colegio de San Juan de Letran - Established 1620
Letran CollegeImage by: 2eyeswatching.com

De La Salle University
DeLaSalle University

Hospitals and Sports Complex


Manila has many good, modern hospitals.


Manila Medical Center
Manila Medical Center

Manila Doctor’s Hospital
Manila Doctors Hospital

Sports Complex

Manila has many sports facilities too.


18-Hole, Par 66 Intramuros Golf Course
Intramuros Golf CourseImage by: saggi-space.blogspot.com

Rizal Memorial Sports Complex
Rizal Memorial Sports Complex


Manila is a top shopping destination. Malls, markets and bazaars dot the city. Prices are CHEAP.

This mall rocks…

Robinson’s Place in Ermita
Robinsons Place  Ermita

This too…

SM City Manila in Ermita
SM Ermita

Bargains? The cheap real ones are here…

The Popular 168 Mall in Divisoria
168 Mall Divisoria

Here too…

Tutuban Mall – Another Divisoria’s Popular
Tutuban Mall Divisoria

Manila Nightlife

Nightlife in Manila centers in Ermita, Malate and Intramuros.


Bellagio Square Malate
Bellagio Square

For your cultural taste…

Cultural Center of the Philippines

Lodging and Restaurants


Manila City has 143 hotels (2012)… from pensionne to discount to the luxurious. Price range=$8.75-134 (P350-5,359).


Manila Hotel - Starts at $126 (P5,042)
Manila Hotel

Tune Hotels Manila - Starts at $83 (P3,320)
Tune Hotels

Pension Natividad Manila – Starts at $10 (P400)
Pension Natividad


Manila is awash with simple to finest restaurants… over 500 of them. At $13 (P520), you have your fill.


Casa Roces at 1153 JP Laurel, San Miguel
Casa Roces Image by: maybeshesthatgirl.blogspot.com

Lolo Dad's - A Fine-Dining Winner in Malate
Lolo Dads Image by: maybeshesthatgirl.blogspot.com

NOW, try the world’s most challenging food…

Balut – Some Filipinos Even Dread It
Balut Image by: caryle.blogspot.com

The brave will attempt…

Foreigners Trying the Balut
Foreigners eating balut Image by: clairedobo.com

Live/Retire or Invest in Manila City


  1. Affordable real estate;
  2. No language barrier;
  3. Ever smiling, friendly Filipinos;
  4. Live “comfortably” on $800-$1,200 per month;
  5. $200-300 monthly rent for two-bedroom apartments or bungalows; 
  6. Inexpensive private healthcare;
  7. Adequate education and banking entities;
  8. Permanent residency for over 50-year olders with $800 monthly pension;
  9. Tax-exempt pensions and annuities;
  10. Retirement options for the over-35s;
  11. 35-50% cheaper business operating cost than USA's; and,
  12. Tremendous tax incentives.

Wrap Up

Manila City matches your travel desires. It can meet your gauge for a place to see, live or invest in.

Its simple-to-elegant amenities and heritage sites will pamper you.

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