For a town that just years ago had little appeal in the way of good eats, metro Manila has taken a positive turn and is well on its way to becoming a dining mecca with plentiful options. Read on for some of the best bites and food experiences in the Philippines.
Plaza Luis Complex, General Luna Street, Manila, Philippines
Although the house itself is a reproduction built in the 1980s, all the furnishings inside are authentic and sourced from different homes. Guided tours are available, but you can also wander around the three-story house on your own. See the living room, dining room, and kitchen on the top floor, then move down to the bedrooms and office-library on the floor below. Don’t miss the double-seated toilet in the latrine. Finally, end your visit at the lovely fountain in the outdoor courtyard.
Many sightseeing tours, whether half-day or full-day, stop at Casa Manila, in addition to other top attractions such as Rizal Park, Fort Santiago, and the National Museum of the Philippines. Or experience Manila like a local and visit as part of a jeepney tour. Book a private tour to combine Casa Manila with other must-see attractions on your list.
Intramuros: History of Old Manila | Manila Walking Tours (with transportation)
$76.93 per adult
Great tour of Intramuros
We had a great tour with Andrei. He was both knowledgeable and fun. We learned a lot about the history of Manila. The only negative was the horse drawn carriage ride (not with Andrei), because we couldn't hear what the driver was saying and had difficulty seeing what he was pointing to. Overall, however, a great tour.
vkatz40, Feb 2020
Things to Know Before You Go
Casa Manila is a must-see for those interested in history, architecture, and Philippine heritage.
Photography is prohibited inside Casa Manila.
Visitors are not allowed to touch the displays and must walk along the carpeted path.
There is a souvenir shop and café on-site.
How to Get There
Casa Manila is located in the Plaza San Luis Complex in Intramuros. It’s easiest to take a taxi or jeepney directly to Intramuros. You can also take the LRT to Central Terminal Station, then catch a jeepney to Intramuros. Once at Intramuros, you can walk or take a pedicab.
When to Get There
Casa Manila is open daily except on Mondays. Visit early in the morning to beat the crowds and the heat.
San Agustin Church and Museum
Near Casa Manila, San Agustin Church and Museum is one of the oldest churches in the Philippines, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. Next to the church is the museum, built on the site of a monastery destroyed during World War II. Today the museum houses a collection of rare books, manuscripts, and religious artifacts.