Explore historic areas such as Intramuros and Fort Santiago. The historic heart of Manila is found inside the walls of Intramuros – the original fortress built by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi when he took control of the city on behalf of Spain in 1571.
American bombing destroyed much of the city in the
Battle of Manila at the end of World War II, but San Augustin Church survived. The church was nominated as a World Heritage site in 1993 due to its historical and cultural value.
Casa Manila, a restored 19th century Spanish colonial house, is now a museum, and close by, alongside the Pasig River, is Fort Santiago - once the main defense fortress and centre of power for the Spanish colonial military. Containing various personal effects of the national hero, Dr Jose Rizal, is the Rizal Shrine.
Here, he was imprisoned, writing his ﬁnal farewell (Mi Ultimo Adios) before being executed on 30th December 1896.
Rizal Park is located in the centre of Manila at the northern end of Roxas Boulevard, overlooking Manila Bay. This is a major tourist attractions of Manila, with regular concerts being played at its open air auditorium.
Overnight in Manila.
Manila - 2 Nights