Rizal Memorial Sports Complex | Things to do in City of Manila-Metro Manila
|Address:||Pablo Ocampo St. (formerly Vito Cruz St.), City of Manila, Metro Manila|
Built in 1926, the Chapel of the Most Blessed Sacrament in De la Salle University (DLSU) along Taft Avenue in Manila is the largest chapel in the university. It is located in the second floor of the south-most wing of the St. La Salle Hall, the oldest building in the university. This chapel drew its design from the art-deco style and its pews were hewn from narra and carried the Signum Fidei star, the sign of faith and the symbol of the La Salle Brothers.During World War, it became a shelter for people, as many took refuge inside its walls in order to be spared from the war raging on outside. But on February 12, 1945, as 70 people sought refuge in this chapel, the Japanese imperial army forced their way into the college and killed everyone in it. Only 10 people out of the 70 refugees made it out alive.
The Museum of Contemporary Arts and Design (MCAD) is the only space in Manila and the Philippines that approximates an international contemporary art museum and gallery space. The museum also showcases works of contemporary artists from both the local and foreign art scene. MCAD also proudly displays the works of its students. The museum not only acts as a creative and free space, it also can be a venue for cultural shows, movie showings, and performances, redefining the old and traditional museums.
BSP Money Museum isn’t just about money; it’s about shared memories preserved in the artform of barter exchange, coins, and banknotes. BSP Money Museum showcases the evolution of currency alongside Philippine economy and history. The exhibits are arranged chronologically from the Pre-Hispanic Period, Spanish Period, and Revolutionary Period, up to the American Regime, Japanese Occupation, and the present Republic. The highlights of the museum include fashionable barter shells, gold pebbles (piloncitos), gold barter rings, vintage circus-designed paper money, envelop-sized banknotes, and the silver dos mundos. The last is considered to be one of the most beautiful and rarest coin in the world. Founded in 1999, the Money Museum is owned and operated by the Central Bank of the Philippines, or Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.
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
Located at the heart of the Philippines’ capital city, Century Park Hotel Manila takes pride in being your warm home in the urban jungle. With 6 function rooms and a business center, this Manila hotel Philippines provides you with what you need for your corporate and special events.Century Park Hotel Manila understands the need for balance between business and leisure. With choices of conveniences from the rooms to its facilities, this hotel also proves to be a place for a relaxing city vacation. Tickle the taste buds with delicious cuisines from five restaurants, buff up at the gym, or unwind by the poolside for that treat after a long day.
Ambience & Comfort
Enjoy the old world charm of our lobby, restaurant and bar. Relax in the modern comfort of our guest rooms and pool area. Do business or entertain in our function rooms and business center. We've anticipated your needs.
A short distance from the international airport,we are ideally located in the Malate District of Manila. Being in the historical and cultural part of town we are a short walk away from museums and theaters. We are also beside a mall and a metro train station.
Our staff are ready to assist you with all your needs. Many regular guests keep coming back because they always feel at home and are in good hands.
Hotel Jen Manila by Shangri-La is conveniently located along Roxas Boulevard, overlooking the picturesque Manila Bay and its radiant sunsets. The hotel is adjacent to the capital’s premier conference and exhibition centres, a 5-minute walk to the Central Bank of the Philippines, several embassies and the Mall of Asia. The business district of Makati and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport is also just a 20-minute drive away.
Getting there and around
Pablo Ocampo St. (formerly Vito Cruz St.), City of Manila, Metro ManilaGet directions