Hospicio de San Jose | Things to do in City of Manila-Metro Manila
|Open:||Daily, 8am - 5pm|
|Address:||Ayala Bridge, Quiapo, City of Manila, Metro Manila|
|Fee:||Free, reservation required|
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.
Also known as Masjid Al-Dahab, the Manila Golden Mosque and Cultural Center is the largest mosque in Metro Manila. Its name comes from its gold-painted dome, topped with a crescent moon, a symbol of the Islamic faith. The mosque is faithful to Islamic architecture—its elaborate mosaics, pointed arches, and multi-columned interior design. Unlike the typical Christian church, it doesn't have benches and pews. Instead, it only has spaces to capture the simplicity of worship: by either standing, prostrating, kneeling, bowing, or sitting. Non-Muslim visitors who wish to enter the mosque are advised to adapt to Islamic customs of worship. You'll find a washroom at the left of the mosque, where you'd have to wash your face, neck, hands, arms, and feet. Afterwhich you may enter the mosque, leaving your shoes outside.
Built in 1939 by Antonio Toledo, its edifices consists of an oddly-shaped grounds, a hexagonal tower, and a three-faced red clock. The Manila City Hall, however, received a fair share of mixed feelings about its floor plans, many thought that its entrances were not enough. Just like any other building, it crumbled down amidst the 1945 Battle of Manila. After it was reconstructed, many took notice of its coffin-like shape. Some say it took the eerie shape of a coffin as a homage to the lives lost due to the war. Today, it is one of the most iconic places in Manila, especially its massive clock tower standing at nearly 100 feet in elevation.
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.
- 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.
- 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
A city hotel situated in the heart of Manila’s business district where we offer value for money and stylish comfort in our 300 well-appointed rooms. Strategically located in close proximity to Manila’s historical tourist spots, as well as, to main transportation hubs, such as, Light Rail Transit (LRT 1), buses, and the Philippines’ popular local ride, jeepneys. The hotel is a convenient walking distance to malls, amusement centers, museums, theme parks, historic The Manila Hotel, and the Philippines’ kilometer zero, Luneta Park. These and more, make Manila Prince Hotel, a top choice among leisure and business travelers.Manila Prince by The Manila Hotel aims to provide exceptional customer service to all guests. Our goal is to be the preferred hotel choice of the most discriminating guests. At Manila Prince Hotel, our guests are our top priority, providing excellent and luxurious hospitality service, from the heart.Be an unforgettable host when you hold small or big events in Manila. Choose from a wide range of spacious and well-equipped venues, to suit your needs.The hotel’s outdoor pool offers utmost enjoyment for in-house guests.For guests’ business needs, the 24-hour business centre located at the lobby level, is fully-equipped, including Wi-Fi, to ensure guests a most efficient and seamless service.Manila Prince Hotel extends its warm welcome, that embodies the Filipinos’ heart and soul.The Manila Prince Hotel is connected to UN Square.
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.
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
Ayala Bridge, Quiapo, City of Manila, Metro ManilaGet directions