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.
This mega leisure and shopping mall opened in 2006 and was considered as the largest shopping mall in the country during that time. Today, it is fourth in the country and 14th in the world.SM MOA stands in 67 hectares of land, with three buildings, 2 parking spaces with a combined capacity of 8,000 parking spots. It also sports a bowling alley, skating rink, the Mall of Asia Area where most concerts and large-scale events happen and the iconic globe also known as Globamaze.
The SMX Convention Center is the largest private venue for events in the Philippines. It sports four exhibition halls, five function rooms, and 14 meeting rooms, with 21,000 m2 of leasable space with a capacity of 12,000 people.The convention center is located beside SM Mall of Asia and inside the Mall of Asia Complex.
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 the iconic Mayon Volcano in Albay, 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!
- Get super fast web access wherever you are in Manila and across the Philippines with a 4G WiFi device
- Enjoy unlimited mobile data use with a gadget that easily fits into your pocket and will offer a stable connection
- Connect up to five devices at once to one pocket WiFi sporting an extended battery life of 8-16 hours
- Enjoy convenient delivery right up to your hotel door — avoid the hassle of picking it up from the airport
Where to stay
Located at 3993 Airport Road Baclaran, Paranaque, this hotel is a great choice for all types of travelers seeking comfortable accommodations. It has clean interiors, quality facilities, and amenities that guarantee a memorable stay.
In 1970, Mr. Angelo King (AK), known as the patriarch of the King's group, noticed how well the motels are doing. Making mathematical computations in his head, AK's imagination caught re in the prospect of venturing into the motel business. He was bent on entering the business and decided to work on something most motels failed to give their clients QUALITY SERVICE.
It was in August when AK opened his first motel venture in Pasay City. He named it Anito Lodge, after a Tagalog god or deity. The first venture led to another. AK opened his second motel in 1973 and named it Vinta Lodge. It is located in Pasig where a potential market of moteliers is evident. Soon, more motels came under the belt of the King family.
The year 1980 not only meant the beginning of a new decade for the Company but it also marked the entry of AK's sons Archie and Wyden, who are said to be the prime movers of the Company's second generation of drive-in hotel expansion and growth in 1984. The advent started o with the opening of Akasya Lodge in Sta. Mesa, Manila; the Company started to evolve and setup district offices. Divided into North and South districts, they focused their attention to the problems and pressing concerns of each motel in a professionally managed manner.
From that time on, the company's thrust is to provide quality lodging hotels and services at premium prices. Amenities such as colored TV, bathtubs, Jacuzzis and air conditioners were likewise provided. Thus, the term "drive-in hotel" was coined for the succeeding Company establishments.
The almost simultaneous opening of Anahaw and Anito Royale in 1985 brought with it the introduction of mega rooms which where known as "VIP" rooms. They became popular and increased in number when talks of AK's imminent semi-retirement became prevalent.
It was then that Mr. Archie King (ARK) named his first hotel Panorama Enterprises, Inc. a 38-room property in Pasig, which he branded as "Victoria Court". This property was the most innovative and the classiest motel of its time because of its first class amenities - bigger rooms and thematic atmosphere.
Just after this, Fiesta lodge was purchased; it is now called Victoria Court Cuneta. Although it was operational upon purchase, renovation was done slowly but surely, restructuring and reshaping the establishments into an all-suite drive-in hotel better than Victoria Court Pasig, with its unique motifs, suite rooms, and mezzanine jacuzzis.
After a few years of operations, Victoria Court Pasig performed beyond expectation. This gave birth to the Victoria Court group, and soon, a logo was drummed up, depicting a classy but mysterious-looking lady in a hush-up motion, with a background of black and silver. It supposed
to embody a secret, and it means that apart from quality and fast service, Victoria Court also offers PRIVACY, COURTESY, PROMPT SERVICE, WORLD CLASS FACILITIES AND STATE-OF-THE-ART HOUSEKEEPING.The rest, as they say, is history.
At present, Victoria Court has 10 properties to its name.
As a dynamic Company, Victoria Court will not stop at 10 drive-in hotels. Hand in hand with its growth, the management is committed to delivering fast, friendly, and first class service to its guests.
To suit the discerning taste of our guests, the properties oer world class suites, each one distinct from the other, The most sought after suites are the Oval Office, Asgard, Austin Powers, Embassy, Divine, Cirque, Casino Royale, Princess Jasmin, and Moulin Rouge. From north to south of Metro Manila, the guests have a wide choice of rooms depending on size, design and locations: Standards, Deluxe and Suites with variants of mini-suites, regular suites and super thematic suites.
Citadines Bay City Manila is strategically located at the heart of the bustling Entertainment City the serviced residence offers a modern urban apart’ hotel that is surrounded by office buildings and retail shops. The property is part of a mixed use complex with office spaces and retail options at the W Mall, providing guests' the convenience to shop for their necessities during their stay. The property is located at a short distance from entertainment sights such as Dreamplay at City of Dreams, Mall of Asia Arena and cultural venues such as Rizal Park and Intramuros. Citadines Bay City Manila provides the necessities for both business and leisure travellers, allowing guests to be at their peak performance be it for work or for play.The 212-apartment property offers 3 types of units, ranging from Studio Deluxe, Studio Premier to One-Bedroom Premier. The Studio Deluxe is designed for solo or couples traveling with a fast-paced lifestyle while the Studio Premier is ideal for extended stays, given its fully-equipped kitchen and washer & dryer feature. The One Bedroom Premier with its spacious design and modern amenities helps facilitate the very best of urban life. Citadines Bay City Manila is a hotel apartment in Manila which gives guests the freedom to live their lifestyle - the spacious layout of these full serviced apartments have a separate living and dining area, allowing families to bond and relax after a busy week in the city. All apartments are fully furnished with modern amenities, including a smart television, an ensuite bathroom, split air-conditioning system, which imbibes the comfort of home. Your privacy, safety and comfort is also ensured with 24-hour security and guest services.While with us, unwind and keep a healthy lifestyle with our fully-equipped fitness centre with free weights, selectorized machines, cardio zone, curated jogging path, and functional area that provides a space for group exercise classes. The fitness centre is designed to create an exhilarating, fun and motivating workout environment. Other lifestyle areas are also available in the property such as a 25-meter swimming pool, wading pool for kids, pool bar and a relaxing sun deck where guests can soak up the sun and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. Special occasions or events may also be catered in the property through the function rooms or the ballroom that can accommodate up to 230 persons. Guests may also access our residents' lounge which is designed to help them stay connected, be it for business or pleasure.A flexible service menu is also available for you to select optional services to suit your busy lifestyle and budget whether you are travelling for business or leisure. These services include daily breakfast, daily housekeeping service, laundry and dry cleaning, and grocery shopping service.
Getting there and around
Redemptionist St., Baclaran, Parañaque City, Metro ManilaGet directions