Divisoria Market | Things to do in City of Manila-Metro Manila

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Boutique owners, bulk-order suppliers, sidewalk peddlers, and itinerant vendors. They've all found home in the dizzying streets of Divisoria, Metro Manila's biggest and most comprehensive shopping mecca. Every street in the area caters to a specific need: bridal gowns, school supplies, textiles, Halloween costumes, cutlery--you name it, Divisoria's most probably got it. Prices are famously dirt-cheap because vendors sell items in bulk or wholesale. Those who don't want to dive in the frenzied atmosphere and maze-like set-up of the outdoor markets can shop more conveniently in the air-conditioned buildings of Tutuban Center Mall, Divisoria Mall, 168 Mall, and Meisic Mall. A trip to Divisoria, like going to war, warrants preparation and caution: leave expensive belongings at home, keep your wallet secure, learn to haggle, hydrate, and wear comfortable footwear. 

Open: Open Every Day for 24 hours. Most stores are open between 7am - 7pm.
Address: Recto, Juan Luna, Santo Cristo and Comercio streets , City of Manila, Metro Manila
Fee: Pay as you shop
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Nearby attractions

Binondo Church
2.51 km away

Binondo Church, or the Minor Basilica of St. Lorenzo Ruiz, is one of the many baroque Spanish churches that peppered the country during the 16th century. It was named after the first Filipino saint, San Lorenzo Ruiz, who was himself a sacristan in the church during his younger days. Since its establishment in 1596, Binondo Church was struck by an earthquake in 1863, and was bombed twice by Englishmen in 1762 and by Americans during the World War II. It was renovated several times, most recently in 2004, when the church was restored through the assistance of the Doña Salustiana Dee Foundation. While its architecture is Spanish, the octagonal shape of its tower was influenced by the Chinese during one of the church's renovations. Holy Mass here alternates between Tagalog and English. 

Sta Cruz Church
2.93 km away

The Jesuit missionaries built the Sta. Cruz Church in 1608. It was strategically located in the outskirts of Chinatown near Binondo to cater to the Chinese converts in Manila. The initial structure of Sta. Cruz Church had been partially damaged by two earthquakes and was completely devastated by the Battle of Manila in 1945 during the Japanese occupation. The current structure of the church was erected in 1957 and bears the characteristics of Spanish Baroque architecture. Nestled on top of the facade of the church is the image of Nuestra Señora del Pilar, the church's patroness. The side chapel has an image of La Pieta, a sculpture of the dead body of Jesus Christ being cradled by His mother, Mary. Another interesting feature of the church is the wooden cross found at the center of the crypt that contains carvings depicting the Way of the Cross.

Escolta Museum
2.96 km away

Escolta Museum is a time machine to the old and elegant Manila. The museum has three small sections. The center section, or the entranceway, displays old photographs of Manila. The left wing displays vintage collections of sophisticated colored bottles from 1910 to 1960, and vintage print advertisements featuring ads on films, carnivals, appliances, and Filipiniana music. Meanwhile, the right wing displays old newspapers, journals, and reviews from the late 18th century to the early 19th century. These materials are printed in either Old Tagalog, Spanish, or English.

Things to do nearby

Binondo Food Tour by Don't Skip Manila
Guided food tour
2.44 km away

Put aside 4 hours for a non-stop culinary treat as we eat our way around intimate alleys of Binondo! We'll walk around the streets of Binondo as we take in the rich Tsinoy history, chomp down authentic Chinese foods and gorge on specialty treats as we nibble our way through the heart of Chinatown. Definitely a wok for your stomach and the soul!

Destileria Limtuaco Museum
Museums and galleries
3.43 km away

Destileria Limtuaco, the oldest distillery in the Philippines, celebrates its 166th year with the opening of The Destileria Limtuaco Museum. Now open to the public, the museum showcases the company's fascinating legacy. The Limtuaco Legacy, straddles three centuries and three colonial eras, preserved in a quaint stone building in historical Intramuros. You are cordially invited to visit Destileria Limtuaco Museum and see this rare and unique showcase of Philippine history for yourself. Groups, student field trips, and tourist day trips are welcome.

Quiapo Market Tour by Don't Skip Manila

  • Revisit Quiapo being the old downtown of Manila. 
  • Discover this colorful and vibrant district that is usually misunderstood. Quiapo is the melting pot of different religions, cultures, and people. 
  • Uncover the mystical, exotic, exciting and spiritual Quiapo. 

Where to stay

Manila Grand Opera Hotel
Hotels and homes
2.53 km away

Manila Grand Opera Hotel in Manila, Philippines offers a colorful history beyond the qualities it is best known for. People know this hotel for its convenient location, quality accommodations, and affordable rates, making it an ideal place for a remarkable business and pleasure travel. We boast elegant and intricately detailed rooms equipped with modern amenities. The hotel has additional facilities for dining and entertainment including with two restaurants, a coffee shop, and many more.Adding to its charm and character is the location near the businesses and key attractions around Manila including Intramuros and Chinatown. Being right at the Doroteo Jose LRT (light rail transit) station, our hotel is an ideal starting point to get to a variety of locations. We guarantee you a stay in this hotel in Manila will be worth your time.

At this Manila hotel in the Philippines, constant pleasure is yours as you take advantage of our facilities. These include a swimming pool, a variety of soothing massages, and various meeting rooms. To add more, we have the concierge, room service, and shuttle transportation that are ready to provide your needs. Expect nothing less than an extraordinary experience at Manila Grand Opera Hotel.

Your hospitality vibe will blend well inside our well-appointed rooms. Splashed with an inviting natural tone that depicts Old Manila charm and an air-conditioned space that has piped-in music, gives you a more relaxing vibe. Handle the day’s work with ease on your personal work desk using the free Wi-Fi Internet access. Enjoy simple delights like watching movies on the cable TV, and grabbing snacks from the mini-bar. When it’s time for another business in the city, freshen up with the hot and cold shower inside our en suite toilet and bath.

Experience utmost convenience going to and from the hotel with an entrance right at the Doroteo Jose LRT station. Conduct your agenda at ease as a variety of shops and restaurants are just around the vicinity of Manila Grand Opera Hotel. Best of all, Retreat after a long day and be assured you will have a relaxing hotel to call your home.

Vista Hotel Recto
Hotels and homes
2.60 km away

Located along Claro M. Recto Avenue in Santa Cruz, Vista Hotel Recto welcomes you to its minimalist interiors that provide a hint of subtle elegance to your experience. You will be greeted by its friendly staff that will assist you with the services they offer like wake-up calls and cleaning services. The accommodation is just within walking distance of the LRT Doroteo Jose Station, but it also offers shuttle services so you can get around the city easier. For guests who opt to bring their own vehicles, there are secure parking spaces onsite. The hotel is also just a short jeep ride to Divisoria where bargain finds are dime-a-dozen

Whether you are in Manila for business or leisure, Vista Hotel Recto promises you a good night's sleep with its array of cozy rooms that are well-appointed with modern amenities. Each room is fully air conditioned and features a TV and WiFi internet. The private toilets and baths come with hot and cold shower and bidet. There are also towels and toiletries provided. 

Vista Hotel Recto offers room services so you can enjoy delicious meals without having to step out of your room. It also has complimentary WiFi in the public areas so you can stay connected.

The city of Manila features varied attractions that will tickle the fancy of all kinds of travelers. History buffs will delight in the city's abundance of historic sites, including Rizal Park and the walled city of Intramuros. Shopaholics can head to Divisoria, Quiapo or Binondo to score some cheap but quality items. Nature lovers, on the other hand,  will surely love the scenic sunset at Manila Bay.

Hotel 99 Monumento
Hotels and homes
2.88 km away

Safety, convenience and comfort – these are just but some of the service potentials is devoted to encapsulate as a true one-of-a-kind hotel experience in its class.Hotel 99 branches are situated in significant areas of Metro Manila that are within easy reach to available transportation such as the LRT and MRT. Hotel guests are being cheerfully greeted and accommodated by our friendly, highly trained staff.Our cozy, fully air-conditioned front office provides sufficient seating, cable TV, computer kiosks, and snacks and refreshments – a perfect place to receive guests and visitors. Wifi access is standard for easy access to the internet anywhere in the hotel. Not only one but two elevators provide faster access to and from the hotel floors. Exciting medley of rooms are available that suit every guests’ preferences and budget.

Caloocan is the third most populous country in the Philippines and there’s no way we won’t want to reach with you and cater you with what you need! Relish the limitless comfort of Hotel 99’s new rooms, facilities and amenities. Be enchanted by its party rooms and family rooms as part of Hotel 99’s new creation. No need to go far as we are very much accessible to major thoroughfares and public transporation. We are also near major commercial centers and private offices, near MCU which also has hospitals. Stay with us at Hotel 99 and experience its standards of hotel living. Be greeted by our fine-looking lobby with coffee shop and stay cozy just right there having a moment with your beverage. Ring out the old, ring in the new!

Getting there and around

Recto, Juan Luna, Santo Cristo and Comercio streets , City of Manila, Metro Manila

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