El Amanecer Compound | Things to do in City of Manila-Metro Manila

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The former site of Lourdes Church and convent and the first permanent house of theFranciscan Capuchin friars in 1891. The first chapel was built in 1892 in honor of Our Lady of the Divine Shepherd, in that same year, a Filipino carver, Manuel Flores, carved the statue of Our Lady of Lourdes. Federico Soler built the church in 1897 and later in 1898, Our Lady of Lourdes was enshrined there as a titular head.The church suffered destruction from the 1945 Battle of Manila. In 1951, the church moved to Quezon. Today, the El Amanecer compound houses a local restaurant, Ilustrado along with some souvenir shops.
Address: Intramuros, City of Manila, Metro Manila
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Nearby attractions

NCCA Gallery
0.14 km away

The NCCA Gallery is run by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCAA). It opened in 2009 and since then, it has housed many temporary art exhibits. The exhibits get replaced every month or so and is focused on contemporary art by local artists from all over the country. The NCCA gallery is divided into two: the Glass Gallery and the Open Gallery. People can enjoy the free admission of the gallery every day. 

Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
0.14 km away

Standing on centuries worth of historical sites, the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila was established in 1960. But before the university came to be, its site was the first Jesuit compound in Manila. In 1581, the Jesuits arrived in Intramuros and then decided to settle on that block up until their expulsion in 1758. During the years of Jesuit occupation in the area, the following structures were built: the Church of Santa Ana in 1587, Colegio Maximo de San Ignacio in 1595, Colegio de San Jose in 1601, and the first church and convent of San Ignacio in1626 

Fr. George Willman Museum
0.16 km away

A museum dedicated to Fr. Geoge Willmann’s life, virtues and works as the Father of Knights of Columbus in the Philippines. He eventually received his Filipino citizenship through his valued missionary work that helped Filipinos. The museum is a little room full of texts and photos of Fr. George Willman and it conveys the stories of what it means to go down the road to priesthood. The museum is located at the Knights Of Columbus Fraternal Association of The Philippines (KCFAP) Center at General Luna corner Sta. Potenciana Street. 

Things to do nearby

White Knight Electric Chariot Intramuros Day Tour

  • Ride from one historical monument to another on the Electric Chariot with your knowledgeable tour guide for 1-hour.
  • See the Manila Cathedral, Fort Santiago, San Agustin Church, and other old Manila highlights!
  • Enjoy the experience of a lifetime in this unique Old Manila tour with your friends or family!

Dinner and Cultural Show at Barbara's
Dining experience
0.28 km away

Barbara de los Reyes was brought up with a taste for elegance and good food. Her family pioneered the fine dining and catering industry in Olongapo City. She brought this fondness for gourmet cuisine to Manila in the early 1970s. Starting out as a small cafe in Malate, the business soon expanded its operations to catering as well as canteen management. Today, Barbara's is located at the Plaza San Luis complex in Intramuros, Manila. The restaurant's main entrees celebrate traditional Filipino and Spanish recipes but house specialties also include other European-inspired dishes. Barbara's cater to people who enjoy good food served in a grand manner.

Intramuros Bambike Tour
Biking and hiking
0.31 km away

Cycle around historic walled city of Manila on a bamboo bike with Bambike Ecotours! The 2.5 hour guided bike tour goes through 8 to 10 major historical and cultural sites inside Intramuros. The tour is done in small intimate groups of around 5 to 10 people (with a maximum of 15 people). Choose from a wide variety of Bambike designs which include our signature Ligtasin Cove beach cruiser and Victoria city. Enjoy other Bambike designs as each Bambike is unique!

Where to stay

White Knight Hotel Intramuros

White Knight Hotel Intramuros located within the Plaza San Luis Complex of Intramuros Manila. It is nearby the historic Manila Cathedral with its detailed stone carvings and stained glass mosaics, the century old famous wedding area of San Agustin Church, the outdoor recreational area of Rizal Park boasting an 18-hole golf area, the showcase of golden artifacts at San Agustin Museum and the site of torture chambers and dungeons of Fort Santiago.

White Knight Hotel Intramuros has a total of 29 rooms. The hotel offers you attractive and comfortable rooms which include 4 types mainly the Deluxe, Standard, Suite and Executive Rooms. All rooms have private bathrooms, personal wardrobe, desk, telephone and free WIFI internet access. In addition, rooms come with all the modern equipments to bring the convenience and safety for guests, such as flat screen TV sets, air conditioners, menu tour, refrigerators and the other necessaries

The Bayleaf Intramuros
Hotels and homes
0.34 km away

The Bayleaf Intramuros is a boutique hotel in Manila, Philippines that promises contemporary luxuries and conveniences. Set within the walls of the oldest district and historic core of Manila, this iconic landmark in the metro offers a high-class city abode for any traveler. It presents 57 guestrooms that blend style and comfort to encourage relaxation. Each one has five-star beddings, a 32-inch LCD TV, Wi-Fi Internet, and spacious bath with rain shower. The hotel also affords ace facilities for leisure and business. This includes a ballroom, 5 meeting rooms, and 4 dining venues.

The Manila Hotel
Hotels and homes
0.61 km away

Overlooking the South Harbor, this iconic luxury hotel is an 11-minute walk from landscaped gardens in Rizal Park, and 2 km from both the National Museum of the Philippines and Fort Santiago.

Featuring marble bathrooms with TVs, tubs, and rainfall showerheads, the lavish rooms come with flat-screen TVs, minibars and tea and coffeemakers, as well as MP3 players and free Wi-Fi. Palatial suites add extra rooms, and 1 has a private lift and helipad access.

There are 4 swanky restaurants, including an opulent champagne room, along 3 bars, and a club lounge with butler service. There's also a pool, a spa and a fitness center.

Getting there and around

Intramuros, City of Manila, Metro Manila

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