Lopez Museum and Library | Things to do in Pasig City-Metro Manila
|Open:||Monday - Saturday, 8am - 5pm|
|Address:||G/F Benpres Bldg., Exchange Road cor. Meralco Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Metro Manila|
Also known as the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Pasig Cathedral is the oldest Marian parish in Asia. Like other churches in the Philippines, the cathedral follows a baroque Spanish design, whose structure is based on adobe blocks. While much of the cathedral's design was altered in the 20th century, its bell tower retains its historic appeal. Augustinian missionaries laid the parish's first foundation in 1575, and gave it the title Conventus Visitationis Mariae de Pasig (Our Lady of Visitation). Twelve years later, the parish was renamed after the Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. The parish was then inaugurated into the status of a cathedral in 2003. At the right side of the cathedral is a hallway leading to the Pasig Diocesan Museum. The museum displays elaborate church vestments and historical emblems of the cathedral, such as crucifixes, candelabras, chalices, incense boats, mass gongs, church beams, and Spanish tiles.
Housed in the two-storey Concepcion Mansion, Pasig City Museum is a patchwork of art pieces, artifacts, and memorabilia bearing the history of Pasig and its people. The mansion was designed after neo-Castilian architecture. The corkscrew columns, colonnaded terraces, ornamental plasterwork and fringes, and tiled roof are an attraction in itself, showcasing the architectural heritage of the city. Inside, the museum is loosely divided into collections, among the highlights are Mutya ng Pasig, Asemblea Magna, and Nagsabado ng Pasig, all found on the first floor. The second floor displays the museum's permanent collections, including the Natural Science Collection, Comparative Sites & Landmarks, Philippine Coins & Paper Money, and Valentin Cruz Room, which features memorabilia from the Katipunan general who led the first victory of the 1986 Revolution in Pasig.
The leading science museum in the Philippines, The Mind Museum is an interactive learning playground with 250 exhibits and two outdoor parks. Inside, the museum is divided into five galleries. From the infinitely small to the infinitely big, the galleries are the Atom Gallery, Life Gallery, Technology Gallery, Earth Gallery, and the Universe Gallery. Some of its many features include the world's most complete dinosaur fossil (a tyrannosaurus rex named Stan), an enlarged molecular structure of a chocolate, a life-size model of the baby blue whale, a simulation of the Hubble Space Telescope, and enlarged version of the human brain. Outside The Mind Museum building, visitors can either play in the Science-in-the-Park or hangout in the zen-inspired JY Campos Park. The museum itself looks like a silver spaceship that just landed in the center of Taguig's business district.
Things to do nearby
Trampoline Park in the Greenfield District of Mandaluyong City was the first of its kind in the Philippines. Doors opening soon sparking an AMAZING all new attraction for the Philippine public to enjoy. After finding the right accessible location we transformed this warehouse into a trampoline packed, play area for participants of all ages.
The idea is simple. Bring people together, get active, get fit and have a ton of fun while doing so. Whether you’re flying across main court, diving into our giant foam pit, playing an intense game of dodgeball warfare, breaking new ground in one of our fitness classes or competing with your friends to see who can land the HIGEST and COOLEST or SMOOTHEST Slam Dunk – Trampoline Park can be enjoyed by everyone.
The founders of the TRAMPOLINE PARK in Metro Manila are truly so happy to bring this energetic, healthy and amazing family fun to the Philippines. God bless you all.
Climb Central Manila is the biggest indoor air-conditioned sport climbing venue in the Philippines. Climb Central Manila has approximately 750 square meters of climbing wall space and is conveniently located within the heart of Metro Manila!
Where to stay
An urban retreat where value and comfort meet, The Exchange Regency Residence Hotel provides a complete package of a delightful hotel experience to modern and modest travelers.Without having to spend a bundle, one could fully enjoy comfortable accommodations capped with excellent customer service. Perfect for diverse lifestyles, it is packed with a range of amenities and facilities such as a meeting room, a fitness gym, and a swimming pool among many others that business and leisure guests could maximize.Relax and unwind in the heart of Ortigas Center, whether just for a day or an extended stay. At a truly exceptional value, let The Exchange Regency Residence Hotel bring you a fine time in the midst of a bustling metropolis. So much for so little.
This modern hotel in a high-rise building is an 11-minute walk from a bus stop and 11 km from the National Museum of the Philippines.
Sophisticated rooms offer flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and sitting areas. Suites range from 1- to 3-bedrooms and include kitchenettes, dining areas and sitting rooms. Upgraded suites add Jacuzzis and washer/dryers. Room service is available 24/7.
A breakfast buffet (fee) is offered in a casual, gourmet restaurant. There's also an outdoor pool and a fitness center.
Getting there and around
G/F Benpres Bldg., Exchange Road cor. Meralco Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Metro ManilaGet directions