Philippine Army Museum | Things to do in Taguig City-Metro Manila
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.
|Open:||Weekdays, 9am - 12pm, 1:30pm - 4pm; Weekends, by appointment. Closed during holidays.|
|Address:||Philippine Army Headquarters, Gate 2, Lawton Ave., Fort Bonifacio , Taguig City, Metro Manila|
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 Heroes' Cemetery, more commonly known as Libingan ng mga Bayani, is a 142-hectare graveyard, landscaped with manicured lawns, large trees, monuments, and stone pillars. Interred in its grounds are fallen Filipino heroes, soldiers, patriots, statesmen, National Artists, and National Scientists . These include Philippines' past Presidents Diosdado Macapagal and Carlos Garcia; Vice Presidents Arturo Tolentino and Salvador Laurel; and other notable personalities such as Blas Ople, Fe Del Mundo, and Carlos Romulo. Built in 1947, the Heroes' Cemetery is dedicated to the brave men and women who brought honor and pride to the country, and those who died for freedom and democracy.
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
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!
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
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.
Being one of the newest yet most affordable competitive boutique hostel in Makati, we provide a wide range of services guaranteed to satisfy your needs whether you’re a business guest, an adventurous traveller or backpacker. As a BGC guest, you will enjoy our complimentary wireless Internet available in all our guest rooms and hostel facilities. All guests also can avail the enjoyable and convenient 24 hours access to the Guest Lounge, which offers free use of microwave oven, unlimited movie channels, working stations, business center services; as well as a dedicated and congenial front desk officer.
To experience the pulsating energy of one of the world's most progressive cities, one should pay Makati a visit. Here, visitors will be introduced to towering steel-clad skyscrapers, diverse range of entertainment hotspots, as well as cultural and historical landmarks.Located on the bustling Makati Avenue, where upscale shopping malls and modern office buildings converge along with first-class restaurants, bistros and bars, is Somerset Olympia Makati. Shopping complexes in the vicinity include the Glorietta, Greenbelt, The Landmark and Power Plant shopping malls. And a short 15-minute walk away from the serviced residence is the Ayala train station, which links the Central Business District up with the rest of Makati.For a good dose of culture, make sure you take a trip to the UNESCO World Heritage site and the Nuestra Señora de Gracia Church, which was built by the Augustinian friars. The still-functioning Neo-Romanesque-Gothic style church's construction dates as far back as early 1600s and is a popular wedding venue. Another landmark worth visiting is the nearby Ayala Museum, which exhibits the rich and vivid history of the Philippines from as early as the Mactan, Cebu battle to the country's relatively recent struggle for democracy. It is also home to paintings by notable Filipino painters such as Fernando Amorsolo, Juan Luna and Fernando Zobel.At the end of a long day out and about, retire to Somerset Olympia Makati to rejuvenate. The serviced residence is fitted with a range of generously spacious and contemporary apartment types that are furnished with a well-equipped kitchenette, separate living and dining areas, as well as en-suite bathrooms.Guests will also be given full access to a comprehensive list of amenities including an on-site fitness centre, outdoor swimming pool, and a self-serviced launderette.
Getting there and around
Philippine Army Headquarters, Gate 2, Lawton Ave., Fort Bonifacio , Taguig City, Metro ManilaGet directions