San Dionisio Chapel | Things to do in Parañaque City-Metro Manila
|Address:||El Filibusterismo St. cor. Quirino Ave., Brgy. San Dionisio, Parañaque City, Metro Manila|
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 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.
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 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
Oyster Plaza Hotel is strategically located near the airport terminals, famous entertainment spots such as City of Dreams, Solaire Resort and Casino, SM City Mall, Resorts World Manila, and many more. Our exceptionally friendly staff will always ensure that everyone enjoys their stay. We also offer free airport pick-up for all hotel guests.
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.
Let us take care of you as you rest and relax for your next flight. We offer 24/7 airport transfer services upon your arrival or departure to and from the 4 NAIA terminals.Located at NAIA Terminal 4, also known as Manila Domestic Passenger Terminal. This is the gateway to the Philippines' most beautiful destinations. We are the perfect accommodation for transient travelers to Manila that will take a domestic flight with the following airlines operating at NAIA Terminal 4
Getting there and around
El Filibusterismo St. cor. Quirino Ave., Brgy. San Dionisio, Parañaque City, Metro ManilaGet directions