Malate Church | Things to do in City of Manila-Metro Manila
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|Address:||2000 M. H. Del Pilar St, Malate, City of Manila, Metro Manila|
Tsokolate Eh is thick
Spanish hot chocolate, usually paired with a stick of
deep fried churros.
Café Adriatico in Malate is known to serve one of the
best. But the Malate
institution, which pioneered the “café culture” in the
Philippines and used
to be a hangout of Manila society in the 1980s, is
also known for Lola
Ising’s Adobo, an indulgent interpretation of the
classic chicken and
pork stew using pork belly. Another favorite is
Claude’s Dream, a
heavenly dessert introduced by Capampangan artist
cum chef Claude Tayag
that is essentially a colorful gelatin of mango,
watermelon and pandan
on a bed of macapuno cream with young coconut
and a light vanilla
ice cream with drizzles of pinipig on top.
Specialties: TSOKOLATE EH, LOLA ISING’S ADOBO, CLAUDE’S DREAM
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.
Where to stay
Have a Good Stay at HOP INN - Where Your Good Day Begins! The 168-room hotel in Ermita Manila area is situated in the heart of the city’s famous nightlife and restaurant district, close to many tourist attractions and a 30-minute drive from Manila International Airport.
Located at the heart of Malate, Manila, Hotel 2016 Manila is a hip hideaway for guests who wish to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. This drive-in hotel offers affordable and cozy rooms perfect for budget travelers and backpackers. The property is only a 5-minute walk from Roxas Boulevard, which allows you to experience the renowned Manila bay sunset. The drive-in hotel is only 300 meters away from the Manila Zoo and only one jeepney ride away from the walled city of Manila: Intramuros. After a day of touring, relax and re-energize as Hotel 2016 Manila's rooms are furnished with air-conditioning and cable TV. A queen-size bed is provided to ensure their guests will have comfortable nights. Each room has a private toilet and bath with hot & cold water. Personal care items such as shampoo, soap, hand and towels are available. Hotel 2016 Manila provides free parking spaces for guests staying in Deluxe and Suite rooms.
Centrally Located at 1740 A. Mabini St. Malate, Manila, this hotel is a great choice for all types of travelers seeking comfortable accommodations. It has clean interiors, quality facilities, and amenities that guarantee a memorable stay.
Getting there and around
2000 M. H. Del Pilar St, Malate, City of Manila, Metro ManilaGet directions