Baclaran Market | Things to do in Parañaque City-Metro Manila
|Address:||Redemptionist St., Baclaran, Parañaque City, Metro Manila|
Baclaran Church gets its name from the word baklad, meaning "fish trap". Located along Coastal Road and facing Manila Bay, Baclaran used to be a place where villagers collect their fish. Today, Baclaran Church, also called the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, is one of the three most visited churches in Metro Manila. It attracts about 120,000 devotees every Wednesday, otherwise known as Baclaran Day. The church's highlight is the widely venerated icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help. The icon was brought to Baclaran by Redemptionists priests in 1932, where it drew a steady number of followers. Built in 1953, Baclaran Church and its attached Convento were initially dedicated to Saint Therese of Lisieux. When the church opened to the public, however, it was quickly associated with Our Mother of Perpetual Help.
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.
Like stepping into your grandmother’s attic, walking into Barangay Bangkal in Makati City offers unique vintage treasures you can’t find anywhere else. Comprising a whole barangay, Bangkal mostly sells secondhand furniture and antique, from beds, cabinets, and dining tables, to vinyl record players, typewriters, instamatic cameras, and rotary phones. Residential apartments in Bangkal are turned into makeshift thrift stores, where big items are displayed outside, and small items inside. Each store offers a variety of interesting junk from the past. Some smell exactly like your grandmother’s attic, some smell like a moldy library, while some, the collective smell of used, old shoes. Aside from furniture and outmoded technology, other stores specialize in selling secondhand clothing, bags, books, toys, paintings, old music and movie records, and a host of other interesting things.
Things to do nearby
The Dessert Museum is 8 mouthwatering rooms of sugar-filled happiness.
This is the only museum you’ll ever slide into! Follow our Candy Rabbits through our Donut Hole and slip down our sprinkle slide into the most magical food-filled fantasy you will ever experience. Choose your path through our Candy Cane Groves or go Cotton Candy Picking in our sweetly enchanted forest. The adventure is just beginning!
As you slide, jump, play, and swing through The Dessert Museum, prepare to explore uniquely themed rooms tailored to each dessert, creating a one-of-a-kind tasting experience. We aspire to provoke the imagination by featuring popular desserts in fun, creative, and Instagrammable rooms. These rooms are not only for pictures; they also contain ultra-cool facts about our sweet after-dinner past times.
The Dessert Samples
Every dessert we feature is carefully selected, from hand-made artisanal chocolates to our fairy-dusted cotton candy! Sweet-tooths beware you are in for a sugar overdose!
- Visit Lakbay Museum, the Philippines' first-ever interactive millennial museum.
- See 11 of the country's most iconic landmarks like Banaue Rice Terraces and Bohol's Chocolate hills, as presented in a very instagrammable displays and dioramas inside the museum.
- Immerse in the Philippine culture, see all the top tourist destinations, and eat traditional Filipino Food inside Lakbay Museo!
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Where to stay
88 Courtyard Hotel Manila is a modern 3 star Hotel conveniently located in the Heart of Pasay City. The Hotel is 5 kilometers from the airport, walking distance to Baclaran Church, Restaurants, Malls, and entertainment hubs. 9 kilometers from the city’s rich cultural heritage– Walled City of Intramurous, San Agustin Church, Luneta Park, Rizal Park and Cultural Center of the Philippines. Experience the comfort of home amidst the hotel convenience, with its modern, stylish Carpeted rooms. The hotel was established in 2014 with a total rooms of 41; Deluxe, Superior and Standard categories. Definitely find your path to the pool area and enjoy the sunrise with a morning swim while having your ultimate relaxation. Make the most out of your stay at 88 Courtyard Hotel, “your home away from home” in Manila.
Have a Good Stay at HOP INN - Where Your Good Day Begins! The 196-room Hop Inn Aseana City is located just 10-minutes away from the Manila International Airport and right in the center of Metro Manila’s fast- rising entertainment and commercial capital. Perfect for budget-conscious business and leisure travelers, this hotel in Aseana City Manila area is right across the Department of Foreign Affairs and just a few hops from Asia’s largest retail and events complex, SM Mall of Asia. The hotel is also right next door to the country’s premier performance theaters and grandest casinos: Solaire, City of Dreams, and Okada Manila.
Welcome to Nichols Airport Hotel
We invite you to enjoy the comforts of home with us while being enticingly close to all this vibrant metropolis has to offer.
The Nichols Airport Hotel boasts of 62 well-designed, spotless rooms as well as very clean en suite bathrooms complete with hot and cold showers. Cable TV with an array of local and international channels are available in every room.
We are just 5 minutes away from the Manila Domestic and International Airports. A mere fifteen minutes gets you to the Manila and Makati commercial centers. The Baclaran Church and bargain market are a stone’s throw away. Many places of interest, entertainment, and cultural significance are conveniently within your reach. And for your convenience we offer ANYTIME Check-In in Full 24 Hours.
Getting there and around
Redemptionist St., Baclaran, Parañaque City, Metro ManilaGet directions