Manila, Philippines

Manila Cathedral

Among other historical landmarks within the city, the Manila Cathedral, officially named The Minor Basilica and Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, is a masterpiece of architecture located in Intramuros, the historic walled city of Manila. First built in 1571 as a parish church, the cathedral was rebuilt several times due to wars and natural disasters, and the most recently was from 1954 to 1958 after the previous destruction in the Second World War. The cathedral now looks like an incredibly ancient edifice with antiquated Romanesque facade and graceful cupola. Inside the building, visitors can see a gilded altar, statues of famous saints sculpted in Roman travertine stone, and artistic stained glass windows in Marian themes. There is also a replica of the previous cathedral’s façade in the present northwest façade.

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Explore the capital, Manila, including interesting visits to Fort Santiago; Manila Cathedral, San Augustin Church, Intramuros, and Rizal Park

See Cebu’s stunning examples of local architecture at Basilica of Santo Nino, Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, Taoist Temple

Learn how to make a guitar at the Alegre Guitars factory

Witness the natural chocolate kisses at Bohol’s stunning Chocolate Hills

Take a stroll through the natural tunnel of Man Made Forest

Get to know the smallest primate on earth, the tarsier and local butterfly species at the Butterfly and Tarsier sanctuaries

Cruise upstream on the beautiful Loboc river and enjoy lunch on a floating restaurant with a local cultural show

Taste delectable local dishes in each region

Manila → Cebu → Bohol

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