Malacañan Palace | Things to do in City of Manila-Metro Manila
|Open:||Mon - Fri 8am–5pm|
|Address:||1000 Jose Laurel St, San Miguel, City of Manila, Metro Manila|
What the White House is to Americans, the Malacañang Palace is to the Filipinos. The Malacañang Palace houses the Presidential Museum and Library in San Miguel, Manila. Previously called the Malacañang Museum, the Presidential Museum and Library is an impressive walkthrough of the stunning building itself and the memorabilia of the greatest leaders in Philippine governance. Built in 1920, the museum building, called the Kalayaan Hall, is an elegant and elaborate palace, designed after Renaissance-revivalist architecture. It is the oldest and most historical structure in the Malacañang complex, and bore witness to major historical events, including landmark speeches, reforms, and revolutionary movements. The museum’s nine galleries, each named after a past president, hold numerous memorabilia, including the print and souvenir materials from their presidential campaigns, their clothing, accessories, as well as publications, documents, and little things that suggest the personality quirks and differences beneath each tough character.
Located in front of the Malacañang Palace, Casa Roces is an ancestral home turned into a full-service restaurant serving Filipino-Spanish cuisine. Built in the 1930s, the two-storey restaurant has a quaint vintage feel, with the hum of a fancy cafe, and the comforts of a grandmother’s house. The ground floor features an outdoor wooden deck, a dessert bar, and a memorabilia and accessories shop. At night, patrons are served liquor, wine, beer, and cocktails. Further at the back is a gallery displaying Joaquin “Chino” Roces’ memorabilia and his life as a dedicated publisher of The Manila Times. The second floor houses an art and heirloom gallery, and private dining rooms named after the family’s newspaper chains--La Vanguardia, The Manila Times, Liwayway, The Tribune, and Daily Mirror.
Hospicio de San Jose is a home for the homeless, and a home for visitors who'd like to travel for a cause. Hospicio sits on Isla de Convalencia, a lone islet in the middle of Pasig River. It comprises a spacious compound with buildings each housing a different age bracket: for infants, children, teenagers, disabled persons, and the elderly. A separate building is reserved for travelers who'd like to volunteer in this tiny community. For about P700/day, travelers get to have a room of their own on this islet. They may choose the time of their volunteer work, be it in the morning or afternoon, and use the rest of the time exploring the big city. Hospicio de San Jose was founded in 1782 and built on the islet in 1810. It has earned the distinction of being the oldest charitable institution in the Philippines.
Things to do nearby
- Revisit Quiapo being the old downtown of Manila.
- Discover this colorful and vibrant district that is usually misunderstood. Quiapo is the melting pot of different religions, cultures, and people.
- Uncover the mystical, exotic, exciting and spiritual Quiapo.
- Learn about the history of the Islam Faith in the Philippines
- Visit the Golden Mosque and learn from their religious leaders about the Islam faith and practices
- Learn about the history of the Quiapo community
- Visit the local places to eat. Learn about Halal food
- Discover & taste local dishes delicacies such as Palapa and local sweets
- Explore Philippine history through impressive collections of artifacts that date back from the prehistoric times up to the modern days.
- Spend the day touring the three building of the National Museum complex (National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of Fine Arts, and the National Museum of Anthropology)
- See ancient artifacts like the famous 'Manunggul jars', Anito carvings, and weapons that shaped the Filipino culture to what it is today.
- Marvel at the masterpieces by Juan Luna like the famous Spoliarium and the controversial The Parisian Life.
- Witness the taxidermied body of Lolong, the 20-feet freshwater crocodile that used to be the largest in captivity.
Where to stay
The essential service hotel chain’s second branch in Manila, it is conveniently located near schools, parks, hospitals, churches and much more. Work by day and relax by night in the comforts of our Windsor beds. The 6th branch overall, this budget hotel is around 45 minutes away from the airport.
8 Hostel Quiapo Manila located at Unit 102,105,614 & 921 at Isabelle de hidalgo Condominium. The place is situated nearby Tourist spot, School University and other transaction within in metro manila.8 Hostel is highly recommended for backpackers, Board examiners, Travelers and others who want to get an affordable budget stay and comfortable at the same time.Travelers who wish to travel comfortably on a low budget and enjoy the new upgrade modern space capsule rooms from japan, 8 Hostel is the smartest choice and perfect place to stay that provides decent facilities as well as great services.24-hours front desk is available to serve you, from check-in to check-out, or any assistance you need. Wi-Fi is available within public areas of the property to help you to stay connected with family and friends. All access door equip by secured electronic key card system include metal cabinet. Should you desire more, do not hesitate to ask the front desk, we are always ready to accommodate you.
Safety, convenience and comfort – these are just but some of the service potentials is devoted to encapsulate as a true one-of-a-kind hotel experience in its class.Hotel 99 branches are situated in significant areas of Metro Manila that are within easy reach to available transportation such as the LRT and MRT. Hotel guests are being cheerfully greeted and accommodated by our friendly, highly trained staff.Our cozy, fully air-conditioned front office provides sufficient seating, cable TV, computer kiosks, and snacks and refreshments – a perfect place to receive guests and visitors. Wifi access is standard for easy access to the internet anywhere in the hotel. Not only one but two elevators provide faster access to and from the hotel floors. Exciting medley of rooms are available that suit every guests’ preferences and budget.
Quiapo is a district of Manila, Philippines. Quiapo gets it name from a floating plant named; "Kiapo" that grew abundantly around that area. shared its status as the center of the activities of Manila's social elites as well as trade, fashion, art and higher learning with its surrounding vicinity. Hotel 99 is the best place you can be amidst the busy city experience. Welcome to Hotel 99 Quiapo situated at 361 Bautista corner, Hidalgo Street, Quiapo, Manila. Be embraced by our warm and welcoming greetings as soon as you make your first step in our doors. You will then be gracefully escorted to one of our all new 82 themed and well-kept rooms. May it be for business, pleasure or travel, you can count on us to provide you value-for-money accommodation coupled with an exceptional experience and the unique hospitality we are known for.
Getting there and around
1000 Jose Laurel St, San Miguel, City of Manila, Metro ManilaGet directions