San Dionisio Chapel | Things to do in Parañaque City-Metro Manila

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San Dionisio Chapel is an old Spanish chapel famous for housing an image of its headless patron saint, St. Denis or Tata Dune. Surrounding the edifice are a belfry tower, a concrete platform for comedy performances, an aged tree providing shading afternoon congregations, and a mortuary. The entire compound depicts a distinctive sense of the San Dionisio community. While it is a spiritual sanctuary for the elders, San Dionisio Chapel extends its support to different communal activities, hosting cultural events including the annual Moro-Moro, and the biennial Sunduan. It has a long history of promoting civic campaigns and cooperative-sponsored programs, all in dedication to the residents' well-being and economic security.
Open: N/A
Address: El Filibusterismo St. cor. Quirino Ave., Brgy. San Dionisio, Parañaque City, Metro Manila
Fee: Free
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Nearby attractions

St. Andrew's Cathedral
0.57 km away

Also called St. Andrew's Cathedral, Parañaque Cathedral is the first Spanish church built outside the walled city of Intramuros. The cathedral serves as a satellite to San Agustin Church in Intramuros, the oldest church in the Philippines. While it is named after its patron saint St. Andrew the Apostle, the cathedral is more popular as a pilgrimage site to the devotees of Our Lady of Good Events. The church was originally built of bamboo in 1580. The church's stone version was torn down in 1662, following an order for the demolition of all stone churches outside Intramuros. The church was rebuilt some 20 years later. Today, the cathedral looks contemporary after a major renovation in 2009. The Diocesan Shrine was raised to the status of a cathedral in 2003, following the creation of the Diocese of Parañaque in 2002 by Pope John Paul II.

La Huerta Chapel
0.66 km away

La Huerta Chapel was erected in 1776 in honor of its patron saint, St. Nicolas de Tolentino. Also known as San Nicolas Chapel, La Huerta Chapel is one of Augustinian sub-parishes that sprung up in Parañaque. The structure is composed of adobe bricks with white paint accent outlining its exterior. It houses an antiquated brass bell that was once hung at its belfry, resounding throughout the community of La Huerta. In the past, La Huerta Chapel was turned into a barracks and ammunition storage by the Spanish army. Since then, the brick structure has survived two major reconstructions, one in the late 1950s and another in 1993. Today, besides being a center for afternoon prayers, the chapel hosts colorful community festivals such as Caracoles, Panisetos, and Sunduan.

Kiu Pat Long Shiao Temple
1.00 km away

From blocks away, the Kiu Pat Long Shiao Temple is its own landmark. The Taoist temple is an ornate display of sweeping roof curvatures and detailed dragon statues. The upper floors house altars of the temple's patron deities: the lotus-seated Goddess of Mercy on the second floor, and The Three Pure Ones on the third floor. On the third floor, the temple's main hall overlooks Manila Bay in a far distance. This top floor is cool, breezy, and bears the smell of sandalwood. A huge burning pot sits before the altar of The Three Pure Ones for lighting incense sticks. Travelers in search of answers, or enlightenment in general, may come to take part in fortune-telling practices, using kidney-shaped wood pieces and fortune sticks. Built and completed in the 1980s, Kiu Pat Long Shiao Temple is one of the largest Taoist temples in Metro Manila.

Things to do nearby

The Dessert Museum
Fun with kids
4.07 km away

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!

The Experience

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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Ang Huling El Bimbo (The Musical)
Shows and performances
4.26 km away

Ang Huling El Bimbo is a story of friendship told through the songs of the most iconic Pinoy rock band from the 90’s. It is an original story that should resonate with people who understand how the powerful bond between friends shapes our lives. It will also be a nostalgic journey, driven by songs that have become part of the collective Pinoy psyche.

Read more about Ang Huling El Bimbo - A musical told through the songs of the most iconic 90s Pinoy band here

Where to stay

Microtel by Wyndham Mall of Asia

Surround yourself with total comfort and convenience at Microtel by Wyndham – Mall of Asia, Manila in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Part of a world-class limited serviced hotels accommodations, we present travelers with stylish and affordable rooms, top-notch facilities, and dependable services for a hassle-free stay. Each room treats guests with optimum comfort, convenience, and securty, featuring chiropractor-approved mattresses, air-conditioning, TV, Internet access, and automated fire safety system.Our hotel in Pasay City also boasts a restaurant, swimming pool, conference room, and city transfers for your business and leisure needs. Moreover, you’ll find it easy to reach major attractions and destinations from our Pasay City accommodation, including Manila Ocean Park, MOA Eye, and Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Savoy Hotel Manila
Hotels and homes
4.06 km away

Our 684 suites range from 21 to 50 square meters. This gives you room to prepare for your next business meeting and to relax at the end of the day. We’re also close to the best hotspots in the city, with places like Resorts World Manila and Newport Mall within walking distance. Savoy Hotel Manila is just a kilometer away from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, putting you closer than ever to your next flight.

Belmont Hotel Manila
Hotels and homes
4.11 km away

Belmont Hotel Manila is only a 5-minute walk away from Ninoy Aquino International Airport’s Terminal 3 via the Runway Manila footbridge. Enjoy the scenic view of the the Manila skyline as you walk across to the hotel.

Our hotel in Manila, Philippines puts you at the center of places like shopping malls, spas, and entertainment centers. Exploring the nearby areas is also recommended. Check out the establishments within your reach and enjoy a vacation experience that’s truly your own. You’ll surely be impressed with what Belmont Hotel Manila and its surroundings have to offer you

Getting there and around

El Filibusterismo St. cor. Quirino Ave., Brgy. San Dionisio, Parañaque City, Metro Manila

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