Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Complex | Things to do in Pasay City-Metro Manila
|Open:||Tuesday - Friday, 7am - 8:30pm|
|Address:||Roxas Boulevard, Magdalena Jalandoni, Malate, Pasay City, Metro Manila|
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.
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.
GSIS Museum of Art, or GSIS Museo ng Sining, is famous for its two notable masterpieces, which are Fernando Amorsolo’s “History of Music” (1931) and Juan Luna’s “The Parisian Life” (1892). The two artists are iconic giants in the Philippine art industry. Besides these two paintings and other works from established painters, the museum has a diverse collection of visual art from the colonial period up to the present. A majority of the artworks come from budding artists and winners of the annual GSIS Art Competition. Other than paintings and murals, the museum displays sculptures, installations, religious art, and even antiques, cultural decorative items, and some pieces of furniture. Established in 1996, GSIS Museum of Art was created to develop an appreciation of Philippine visual arts. Apart from the free viewing of artworks, the museum also hosts art activities, workshops, performances, special tours, and film viewing, mostly for free.
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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.
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- Experience this fun and exciting Siklesa joy ride in Manila with Lost Juan and his gang!
- Activities include food tripping in Binondo, sightseeing in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Intramuros, spotting BGC's murals and art installations, and touring the world-class Mind Museum!
Where to stay
Welcome to Manila. Vibrant. Bustling. Historic. Feel the energy as you make your way to Amelie Hotel Manila, a 70-room boutique hotel in the bohemian district of Malate. Close to airports, transportation hubs, malls, museums, and cultural sites, Amelie is where you can explore and experience the Old World charm of the city.Step inside and into the Manila of old. Contemporary interiors infused with art deco style make the hotel in Malate hip, artsy, and in tune with its location. It’s perfect for young professionals seeking a quiet getaway in the city. Enter the roof deck and you’ll find a pool, gym, and events place with sweeping views perfect for events and for chilling out.At the center of it all, Amelie Hotel Manila’s inviting guestrooms. Stylish, clean, and affordable, accommodations feature the comforts you would expect from your hotel: fluffy pillows, LED TV, coffee station, private bath, and Wi-Fi access. Should you need assistance with anything our efficient staff is always ready.
Situated in the bustling Philippine capital of Manila, Regency Grand Suites promises premium accommodation and service at affordable prices. Whether you’re a business or leisure traveler, we have the amenities that will suit your needs.
A Hip Hotel in the Heart of Manila.
Sleek, modern retreat by Manila Bay and SM Mall of Asia. Cool and contemporary with stunning views of Manila Bay, our TRYP by Wyndham Mall of Asia–Manila hotel is an inviting retreat in bustling, coastal Pasay City. A short drive from the Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL), our boutique-like hotel is within walking distance of the famed SM Mall of Asia and adjacent to One Esplanade, a massive conference and event venue. Whether work or vacation brings you to Manila, you’ll enjoy our rooftop pool and accompanying bar, on-site restaurants, gym, and tranquil guest rooms.
Getting there and around
Roxas Boulevard, Magdalena Jalandoni, Malate, Pasay City, Metro ManilaGet directions