Las Pinas is a city in the National Capital Region of Philippines. The city has a population of about 588,894 people, with half of the area of the city used as residential area, while the rest of it is used for institutional, commercial and industrial purposes. The city was originally established as a fishing port and later through the use of salt evaporation ponds, it became a major sea salt producing municipality. The city has since grown into a major suburb of the Metro Manila. The city is also a great tourist attraction; below are some of the places I would recommend you to visit while visiting there.
1. Saint Joseph Church
The church is commonly known as the Las Pinas Bamboo Organ Church, which is the Roman Catholic Church of Las Pinas. Its common name comes from the organ in site, because it is a pipe organ mostly made using bamboo tubes. The church was built around 1795 by Fray Diego de la Carmen, who was a Spanish native traveling from Mabalacat. The church is full of historical and cultural significances that you should not skip while visiting in Las Pinas. Due to its excellent construction, it has stood the test of time. It is located about 10 km (6 miles) south of the center of Manila on the way to Tagaytay.
Saint Joseph Church
Address: Las Pinas, Metro Manila, Philippines
Website: Saint Josephs Las Pinas
2. Bamboo Organ Museum
This museum displays artifacts and old photographs of the St Joseph Parish Church. The museum will show and explain the history of the church and how it was built, and the significant contributions that were brought about from its existence. The bamboo organ was built by a Spanish native Fray Diego de la Carmen between 1817 and 1824, whose family had been organ builders in Spain, but normally used wood. However, since the available material in Las Pinas was bamboo, that was what he used. This is historically known as the only bamboo organ in the world, and it took Diego eight years to finish.
Bamboo Organ Museum
Address: Las Pinas, Metro Manila, Philippines
Website: Bamboo Organ Museum
3. Sm South Mall Bowling
This is one of the best bowling facilities the Philippines that will ensure you have both a relaxing and entertaining time while you are there. It takes pride in having fully automated bowling facilities, keeping it up to speed with the current technology. This makes the mall a pioneer in using a fully computerized scoring system and is responsible for revolutionizing ten-pin bowling in the country. So, if you are a big fan of the bowling sport, then this is a place I would highly recommend you to visit while in Las Pinas. The bowling mall provides a great environment for family activities or even team building activities for friends, family or co-workers.
Sm South Mall Bowling
Address: Southmall Access Rd, Almanza Uno, Las Pinas, Metro Manila, Philippines
Website: Sm South Mall Bowling
4. Evia Lifestyle Center
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Evia is an upscale commercial center in Las Pinas. The Evia Lifestyle Center has tenants like Starbuck, McDonald’s, Rustasn’s supermarket and Acupoint. The facility is great for an outdoor day with friends and family and is a one-stop hub for the nearby homes, adding a touch of class and vibrancy to their daily routines.
Evia Lifestyle Center
Address: Daang Hari Road, Almanza Dos, Las Piñas, 1750 Kalakhang Maynila, Philippines
Website: Evia Lifestyle Center
5. Santuario De San Ezekiel Moreno
The Santuario De San Ezekiel Moreno was built in honor of the Spanish Augustinian priest who served as priest of Las Pinas from 1876 to 1879. The church is also known to be the grandest center of faith in south Metro Manila. The church is located in Barangay Pulanglupa, along the old town Las Pinas historical corridor and has the architectural elements of the Spanish colonial period. Although this church is new compared to the St. Joseph Church, it holds a lot of significance in Las Pinas City.
Santurio De San Ezekiel Moreno
Address: C5-Extension, Las Pinas, Philippines
Website: Santuario De San Ezekiel Moreno
Enjoy your time in Las Pinas
These are just some of the places that you can visit while in Las Pinas that I think you should not skip while on your holiday there. Other places you could visit include the Mary Immaculate Parish, Robinsons Place, and Nuah Thai. Las Pinas is a beautiful city with a variety of tourist attractions, from modern and fun activities to historic and cultural hubs. I would therefore recommend this a destination to anyone who is looking for a place to visit for a family vacation, personal getaway or even a team building holiday.
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