What a better way to learn about Manilla than to visit its most interesting spots. You not only need the beach to have the best holiday but also places that have everything for all kind of guests. Among these, are the museums, parks and also viewpoints. Here, you get to learn about history, culture, fun places and also get to boost your Instagram likes by taking artistic photos. This article seeks to explore the 10 most beautiful Instagrammable spots in Manilla, featuring picturesque views, artistic decorations and also beautiful exhibitions. Wear your comfortable shoes, carry a few snacks and do not forget your phones as you visit these places. Read on to learn more about the top Instagrammable spots in Manila.
Are you a fan of history? A visit to this place will take you through Manilla’s past and present. You can either go by yourself or sign up for a tour that will take you through Manilla’s historic Intramuros. Here, you will see the walled structures of Manilla which were ruined during the World War II. Today this place is a tourist site, open for picnics and open-air theatre. Learn more about this structure including the materials used to build it and also get to see where Dr. Jose Rizal spent his last days. This spot is also a unique place to take a picture. Get down here, learn about the history and take professional pictures for your social media platform.
Manila Sightseeing with Intramuros and Fort Santiago
Duration: 4 hours
2. Paco Park and Cemetary
This is another interesting place to learn about the history of Manilla. The park is small and circular, perfect for weddings, photo shoots, and musical concerts. This park serves as an important landmark as it is the place Jose Rizal was buried before being enshrined at Luneta Park. It is also the resting ground for the martyred priests and victims of the Asiatic cholera pandemic. At the center of the park, you’ll find the Roman Catholic Chapel whose history is also interesting. This park is a national park, open every day for those interested in learning the history of Manilla.
Paco Park and Cemetary
Address: General Luna Street
Opening hours: Daily 8 am to 5 pm
Price: 10 PHP (0.19 USD)
3. Venice Grand Canal Mall
Venice Grand Canal Mall is a lovely place to come and enjoy the scenery of the canal and the city. While here, you will get to enjoy fast food from restaurants and also shopping. There are also cinemas showing at the Venice Mall. The main highlight is the gondola ride which is a short ride. You will really enjoy your time in this mall when you visit on weekdays as the place is really crowded on weekends and holidays.
Venice Grand Canal Mall
Address: Upper McKinley Rd, Taguig, 1630 Metro Manila, Philippines
Website: Venice Grand Canal Mall
Opening hours: Monday - Sunday 11.00 am - 11.00 pm
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4. Manilla Baywalk
This is a favorite sunset watching location for most city dwellers in Manilla. It is a 2 km (1.2 miles) stretch along Roxas Boulevard. People enjoy this place for its beautiful golden skies, calm waters and a lovely botanical arrangement that moves with the breeze. There are open-air restaurants and bars, live bands, and dance spots offered at the Bay Walk. There is also a large mall close by. Couples can take night cruises as they enjoy the moonlight with music in the background. For sure this place makes for the best location for your profile picture and also memorable moments.
Address: Roxas Blvd, Malate, Manila, 1004 Metro Manila, Philippines
5. BGC street art and wall murals
Bonifacio Global City (BGC) is a lifestyle district in Metro Manila, located southeast of the Manila Centre. Artists use the plain walls of the BGC as their canvases for painting. The incredible works of art on these walls add color and life to the city. TV memories, creative imaginations and also famous people are painted on these walls. These paintings that are varying in size are larger than real life’s version of provocative and inspired art from many artists from the Philippines and all over the world. These artwork are revealed during the One Festival. When you are in Manila, make sure to visit BGC and enjoy the murals on the walls.
Bonifacio Global City
Address: One Global Place, 26th Street corner 5th Ave,
Website: Bonifacio Global City
6. University of the Philippines Diliman
Not only do you need the beach and city streets to get the best spots for pictures but also educational institutions. The University of Philippines is among the institutions that allow you to frame your memories. Whether on an educational mission, a personal visit or as part of a tour, this destination should be at the top of your list. It has beautiful parks, amazing administration, and intriguing infrastructure. Come down to the University of Philippines to see for yourself and also take pictures.
University of the Philippines Diliman
Address: Quezon City 1101, Metro Manila
7. Ayala Triangle Gardens
Ayala Triangle Gardens is a triangular public garden and courtyard in the center of the Makati Central Business District. It is characterized by a variety of trees including fire trees, kamuning, podo cerpus, and public art pieces from leading artists. It is a quiet place to relax, jog, meet up with friends and also spend time with families. Visit the garden and enjoy the tranquillity that comes with it.
Ayala Triangle Gardens
Address: Paseo De Roxas St Cor Makati Ave, Cor Ayala Ave, Makati, 1209 Metro Manila, Philippines
Website: Ayala Triangle Gardens
Opening hours: Monday - Sunday 6.00 am - 10.00 pm
A tour through Manilla city gets you through the Rizal Park also known as Luneta. This historic urban park is one of the major tourist attractions in Manilla. It is located adjacent to the walled city of Intramuros. This park is one of the largest leisure spots in Asia where it is mostly visited during the national holidays and on Sundays. There is a monument here that enshrines the remains of the national hero Jose Rizal who was executed. The park was therefore named after him. This park is a national property that hosts most national events like the Presidential inaugurations, the Metro Manila Film Festival, and the National Milo Marathon. Mark this park at the top of your itinerary and be sure to have a wonderful experience.
Full-Day Manila City, Tagaytay Taal Volcano and Lake Tour
Duration: 8 hour
Take a tour around Binondo with a tour guide or a map that will lead you to the most interesting places in the city. Binondo is an old city in Chinatown with an amazing history which you must get to know. Binondo features amazing cuisine, lovely architecture and association centers. If you feel like eating Chinese authentic cuisine, Binondo is the place for you. You will find several eateries and also get to learn a lot about the city’s history. While you are at it, do not forget to take pictures!
Binondo: History and Food at Manila's Chinatown | Manila Walking Tours
Duration: 4 hours
While most museums are strict with taking pictures, this one allows it. Island Museum is a 3D museum located north of Manila. It features over 50 works of art created by Korean master painters. These paintings give a beautiful illusion when viewed at an angle. The 3D art museum was opened to acknowledge Filipinos’ love of taking selfies and sharing them on social media. The art here is not complete without you in it. So, grab your ticket and cameras, and get to Island Museum for the time of your life.
Skip the Line: Art In Island Museum Admission Ticket
Duration: 90 to 120 minutes
The list above clearly shows Manilla has a lot to offer other than soap operas. Choose from the list above where you would love to go and make sure to upload your photos for us to see!
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