Manila is the capital of the Philippines but it isn’t just the center of government and commerce, it’s also home to much of the great architecture and culture of the country. Although many buildings in Manila were destroyed during World War II there has been a lot of restoration work carried out and there is plenty to see when you visit Manila today. One of the most famous aspects of the architecture of the city is its art deco theaters which were designed by artists such as Juan Nakpil and Pablo Antonio. Visit Manila and you can’t fail to notice the hustle and bustle of this lively city which certainly has plenty of personality. But if you ever want to escape the busy streets you can spend time in one of Manila’s beautiful parks, or stroll along the pedestrianized area that borders Manila Bay.
Manila has something to offer everyone who visits. It’s a place where you can enjoy simply walking around the streets and taking a look at the architecture, or spend time in one of the parks getting to know the local people. Immerse yourself in its history at the same time as enjoying the creative soul it has today. You can admire Manila Cathedral, take a break in a coffee shop and then hit the mall to find some bargains. Read on for more ideas in our list of top 10 things to do in Manila.