Heroes' Cemetery (Libingan ng mga Bayani) | Things to do in Taguig City-Metro Manila
|Open:||Daily, 8am - 5pm|
|Address:||Bayani Rd., AFPOVAI Subdivision, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, Metro Manila|
Six imposing army trucks and tanks stand sentinel outside the Philippine Army Museum. Along with a range of artilleries, the open-air exhibit is a striking prelude to the two-storey museum inside. The museum keeps seven small galleries, the highlight of which is the Diorama gallery on the second floor.
The Diorama gallery is a life-sized representation of five of the most important events that shaped the Philippine Army's history. The five scenes are depicted in realistic wooden figures, staged in winding hallways that are spare, compact, and dark in some sections, lending an air of a military outpost. The dioramas chronicle milestones in the nation's struggle for freedom against foreign colonizers--from enlistment to the Sandatahan during the Katipunan, to the Liberation of Manila in 1945.
Founded in 1976, the Philippine Army Museum aims to record and preserve the history of the Philippine Army and its achievements.
The Manila American Cemetery and Memorial bears witness to the true cost of war. With more than 17 thousand graves and 36 thousand names of the missing, this cemetery is the largest World War II graveyard in the world. The American Cemetery is laid out on a plateau at the Fort Bonifacio, overlooking city buildings, Laguna de Bay, distant mountains at the north, and the slums of Taguig. Composed of more than 16 thousand American and 500 Filipino troops, the graves are divided alphabetically into 11 burial plots, arranged into concentric rings. At the center of the rings is the American Memorial, which contains the chapel, the four rooms walled with 25 WWII mosaic maps, and the numerous limestone tablets engraved with the names of the missing. The chapel, also made of limestone, displays the relief sculpture of St. George fighting the enemy dragon.
The leading science museum in the Philippines, The Mind Museum is an interactive learning playground with 250 exhibits and two outdoor parks. Inside, the museum is divided into five galleries. From the infinitely small to the infinitely big, the galleries are the Atom Gallery, Life Gallery, Technology Gallery, Earth Gallery, and the Universe Gallery. Some of its many features include the world's most complete dinosaur fossil (a tyrannosaurus rex named Stan), an enlarged molecular structure of a chocolate, a life-size model of the baby blue whale, a simulation of the Hubble Space Telescope, and enlarged version of the human brain. Outside The Mind Museum building, visitors can either play in the Science-in-the-Park or hangout in the zen-inspired JY Campos Park. The museum itself looks like a silver spaceship that just landed in the center of Taguig's business district.
Things to do nearby
Feel the breeze and have a 360-degree view of your journey in Manila with the FAME award-winning Siklesa! Conceptualized by entrepreneur Lorenzo Vega and architect Jaime Recto, Siklesa is a kalesa-inspired carriage that marries contemporary technology and classic Filipino design. Its handwoven banig cover is represented in each subculture in the Philippines, making it a symbol that unifies the archipelago. Get a feel of this one-of-a-kind joy ride in Manila and see travel destinations of your choice in the city! You can also try Siklesa for a two-hour ride for the journey itself already is an unforgettable experience. The tour includes free pick up (private tour packages) and drop off from one point in the metro.
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
Bonifacio Global City (BGC) is considered the best master-planned and most organized city in the whole Metro Manila. Amidst cool green buildings and fun green parks are colorful graffiti, art installations, and sculptures made by different local and international artists. Going on a bambike tour of the city is a great way to see BGC's hidden art pieces. You get to make new friends too!
Where to stay
The event space has a seating capacity of 150 people and comes serviced with a bar, pantry area for food preparation, small private rooms for booths, sufficient power outlets for lights and sounds systems, and WIFI Connection.
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
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.
Getting there and around
Bayani Rd., AFPOVAI Subdivision, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, Metro ManilaGet directions