Baclaran Church (National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help) | Things to do in Parañaque City-Metro Manila
|Open:||Daily, 6am to 6pm|
|Address:||Roxas Blvd., Baclaran, Parañaque City, Metro Manila|
Next to Divisoria, the shopping mecca of the Philippines, Baclaran Market sells some of the cheapest merchandise in Metro Manila. The market sells an assortment of kitchenwares, clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, school supplies, electronics, and devotional souvenirs like candles, vestments, rosaries, sampaguitas, and religious icons. When visiting Baclaran Market, be prepared to haggle with the vendors, and watch out for pickpockets. The market is hot and cramped, all the more so on Wednesdays, or Baclaran Day, when the nearby church attracts 120,000 visitors. The market comprise the whole Redemptionist Street, and forks off to various streets and alleys.
Dampa is a wet market
where you can buy fresh seafood and immediately
have these cooked at
a “palutuan” or cookery. Aling Tonya’s comes highly
recommended for being
clean and most accessible to the market vendors.
The house specialties
are the adobong pusit (black squid) and buttered
for their freshness. Dampa patrons, however, love to
come here to order
lobsters and crabs which may be cooked at any of the
palutuans as well.
Specialties: ADOBONG PUSIT, BUTTERED SHRIMP
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.
Things to do nearby
- 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!
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!
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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.
Located just a few kilometers from Manila’s major airports and public transportation terminals, Pinoy Pamilya Hotel proves true one of the many admirable values among Filipinos — close and strong family ties. Our budget-friendly hotel in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines brings you that warm feeling of belongingness and contentment throughout your stay.Designed to lend a very distinct homey feel, Pinoy Pamilya Hotel has contemporary amenities and hint of a tradition-rich, Old-World charm that will make you lower your defenses. For example, all of our non-smoking rooms exude a blend of simplicity and class. They boast practical furnishings, such as cozy bedding and spacious baths, and complimentary treats like a full-plated breakfast and Wi-Fi access.Then there’s also the hotel’s event facilities and services, which make us an ideal setting not only for holidaymakers but even for business executives in transit. With these suitable offers, it is certain that you’ll feel instantly right at home here.
Mahal Kita Drive Inn and Restaurant offers practical lodgings that cater to the needs of businessmen and tourists in Pasay City who are on a budget.
Mahal Kita Drive Inn and Restaurant stands along Taft Avenue Extension. From there, Ninoy Aquino International Airport is only less than 3 kilometers away, making it a smart choice for jetsetters. It is also within walking distance to some bus terminals.
This cozy hotel has all the basic features that make for a pleasant stay: comfortable guestrooms, a variety of facilities, and impeccable services. It features free WiFi in select areas around the property and has parking spaces for private vehicles.
Choose among Mahal Kita Drive Inn and Restaurant's array of well-kept guestrooms for your lodging needs. Each has its own air conditioning system and an en suite toilet and bathroom equipped with hot and cold shower and bidet. There is also WiFi internet, TV, some towels, and bath essentials in each of the cozy accommodations. Cleaning services are likewise provided.
Mahal Kita Drive Inn and Restaurant offers 24-hour room service so you won't need to look far for a bite to eat. Through this service, you can enjoy hot and savory meals in the comfort of your own room.
Pasay City is nicknamed as the "Gateway to the Philippines" as it serves as the location of Ninoy Aquino International Airport, the country's main international airport. There are lots to do in this city with its urban setting, giving way to a variety of commercial and business establishments. SM Mall of Asia offers endless shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities, while the Mall of Asia Arena hosts the hippest concerts and sports games. There are resort casinos here, like Resorts World Manila and Solaire Resort & Casino, if you want to try your luck.
Getting there and around
Roxas Blvd., Baclaran, Parañaque City, Metro ManilaGet directions