Café Adriatico | Things to do in City of Manila-Metro Manila
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|Address:||1790 Adriatico Street, Remedios Circle, City of Manila, Metro Manila|
Our Lady of Remedies Parish, or the Malate Church in Malate, Manila has a peculiar design evident on its architecture. The church displays an interplay of Muslim design and Mexican Baroque, marrying two opposite designs into one. This church is only one of the two that has twisted columns and has in effect a retablo type facade. Enshrined in the main altar is an image of Our Lady of Remedios. It was brought from Spain by the Augustinians that were administering the church in the 16th century. This image is popular with the mothers who have sick children; they manifest their devotion by lighting special candles and pouring forth their private petitions.
The Metropolitan Museum of Manila, also known as the MET, is a modern museum that portrays its paintings, sculptures, installations, and film in contemporary and minimalist design. The changing exhibits on the ground floor highlights artworks from promising Filipino and international artists. Aside from paintings, travelers will also find displays of photography, sculpture, and other forms of visual and interactive pieces of art. The permanent exhibits on the second floor are arranged chronologically, serving as a live walkthrough of the history of the Philippines through the visual arts. The floor features artworks from 1915 to the present by established Filipino artists, including 14 National Artists. Housed in a high-security chamber of steel barriers, the MET's basement features its more exotic pieces of art and artifacts, which include its pre-colonial gold collection, ivory pieces, and stylized pottery and burial vessels.
Established in 1964 by F. Sionil Jose, the National Artist for Literature, Solidaridad Bookshop is the first air-conditioned bookstore in the Philippines. Back in the '60s, the bookstore used to be a cultural complex with an art gallery, and originally sold books from the US and UK. Today, Solidaridad remains a small yet potent bookstore. It sells various books in humanities, from the classics and the contemporary, the literary and the philosophical, to the economic and the political, all the way from the East to the West. The excellent collection of titles is moderated by the National Artist himself. Since 1964, Solidaridad Bookshop has withstood the test of time when all the establishments surrounding it have come and gone. Once called the “best little bookstore in Asia”, Solidaridad is one quick stop to grab a book for a long bus ride in the Philippines.
Things to do nearby
“Katsuri,” a timely drama about friendship and survival based on the John Steinbeck classic “Of Mice and Men.”
This production is adapted and directed by the indefatigable wife-husband tandem of writer Bibeth Orteza and director Carlos Siguion Reyna. This anticipated drama is top-billed by Jonathan Tadioan (Toto) and Marco Viaña (George), two of the most seasoned members of TP’s Actors’ Company (AC).
Written in part Hiligaynon, “Katsuri” tells the harrowing fight for the survival of the Sakada (sugar plantation) workers in Negros, and how it tends to destroy lives and the people's spirits, including families and friendships.
Written by Dr. Nicanor Tiongson, Mabining Mandirigma “is a steampunk musical foregrounding the intellectual heroism of Apolinario Mabini, who in the second phase of Philippine revolution, displayed an uncommon vision, a warrior’s spirit, and a principled character, as he struggled against all odds to enjoin his countrymen to go beyond considerations of class, clan, economic gain, and personal ambition, so they could think and act as citizens of one nation.
- Revisit your history lessons as you stroll along Manila's streets from past to present. (Read more)
- Discover the Philippines' tragedies, tolerance, and triumphant recoveries from colonial influences
- Visit some of Manila's oldest structures in Escolta
- Indulge in authentic Filipino dishes at Seascape Village for lunch, Manila's Seafood Paluto Market.
- Make your own miniature Intramuros (cut and build) while you learn about its story. (Buy this now)
Where to stay
Manila Crown Palace Hotel is located in Malate, Manila where various shopping, dining and entertainment establishments could be found. The hotel is also situated in the famous key cultural Manila attractions such as Intramuros and Luneta Park.Our hotel is just minutes away from the major airport. All our valued guests can relax and enjoy their night with our cozy room and bed, equipped with free internet connection, air conditioner, en suite bathroom, toiletries, and refrigerator. We offer delightful variety of food at Steak House from our high caliber Chef.Manila Crown Palace Hotel offers an amazing getaway for friends and family! Make everyday a special day with us!!!
Getting there and around
1790 Adriatico Street, Remedios Circle, City of Manila, Metro ManilaGet directions